Intouchables

Intouchables

DVD - 2013 | French
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Publisher: Montréal : Distribué au Canada par Alliance Vivafilm, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 vidéodisque (env. 112 min) : son., coul. ; 4 3/4 po.

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LibrarianShelbi Oct 17, 2017

If you only watch one foreign film in your life. Watch this one!

Culture-clash comedy blends with heart-tugging true-life drama in this French box-office hit. François Cluzet is Philippe, a wealthy man left paralyzed from the neck down after an accident. Interviewing worthy types for the job of carer, Philippe is struck by Driss, a street-smart criminal who’s merely applying in order to receive benefits. Admiring his irreverence, Philippe hires Driss and moves him into his palatial home. Bonding ensues, amid many raised eyebrows.

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gnomenut
Sep 05, 2017

A charming, funny, completely entertaining film. Knowing in advance that it's based on a true story is important, because the story might otherwise seem too improbable. Well-acted in addition.

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HaveCompassion
Sep 04, 2017

Based on a true story, which makes this such an enjoyable uplifting movie to watch, the story and characters are superbly written; with humor and compassion all backed in one, a rare find in today's movies. A movie worth watching again.

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sarashmin
Aug 28, 2017

2 hours of pure bliss! A must see!

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poodlegirl
Jun 08, 2017

Probably the best foreign film I've ever seen. I watched it twice in three days! I've recommended it to a lot of people and they all loved it. GREAT MOVIE!!! Omar Sy also starred in the Academy Award best picture winner, Moonlight. GREAT actor(s).

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Annieoywong
Feb 21, 2017

A terrific film. It is a funny, delightful, heart-warming movie with humor. A must see !

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LynJoan
Feb 02, 2017

A different flavour from anything else out there! Fabulous. Good to watch this and Me Before You to compare similar stories. I enjoyed both movies, although they come from very different perspectives.

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AmyEighttrack
Dec 29, 2016

A good story. Cool :-)

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slee11
Dec 10, 2016

Wow, what a great movie! So well done from beginning to end. Highly recommend.

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akirakato
Oct 02, 2016

This is a 2011 French buddy comedy-drama directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, based on the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his French-Algerian caregiver Abdel Sellou.
This movie reminds me of "Driving Miss Daisy," in which an uptight rich white employer learns to love through black employee's life-force.
In this film, the rapport between the white employer and the black caregiver appears often very funny, and one joke bounces merrily into the next.
It gives the audience permission to laugh with, not at, people with disabilities, and to see their lives as they have never seen them before.
By the way, François Cluzet just looks like Dustin Hoffman, doesn't he?

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SonshineK23
Nov 19, 2014

Other: Movie is in French with English Subtitles

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Monolith
Oct 21, 2013

(Phillipe is dictating a letter to Magalie, to his penpal, Eléonore) Phillipe: "Her shining eyes are made of charming minerals, and in this strange, symbolic world..." Magalie: "And in this strange... symbolic... world..." Driss: "F*cking boring!" Phillipe: "...where the inviolate angel and ancient sphinx..." Magalie: "Is that with an 'i' or a 'y'?" Driss: "This is killing my mind." Phillipe: "'Sphinx' is with an 'i'." Driss: "Why bother with this crap? Sphinxes, daisies, angels... You'd go for this stuff?" Magalie: "True, one could be more direct. ..."And ancient sphinx..." Go on." Driss: "What's she look like?" Phillipe: "I don't know. That's not what matters. It's intellectual and emotional, not physical. I want a mind-to-mind relationship." Driss: "If she's a troll, it'll be mind-to-troll!"

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