Movie Reviews: The Intouchables

Movie Reviews: North By North LesThe Intouchables

Five stars.

2011, 112 mins., directed and written by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano.

 

A crowd-pleasing film which broke box office records in its native France, and across Europe, it’s based on a true story of a paraplegic millionaire who seeks a caregiver who will not pity him, treat him with respect, and assist him with his daily needs. Stars Francois Cluzet (Tell No One) as Philippe, the millionaire, and Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Driss, the streetwise West African ex-con. The unlikely pair clash early and often, but soon become close, learning from one another, and helping each other reclaim their humanity. Humorous and heart-warming. Don’t miss this one! See the record for The Intouchables.

Les Kong, Coordinator of the Library Multi Media Center (PL-5005), and longtime Alfred Hitchcock fan, reviews movies from the library’s collection. The opinions expressed are his alone.

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