The Intouchables  (2011)

8.6 / 10

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Country France

Genre Drama, Comedy, Biography

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  • Country: France
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • 02 Nov 2011 (France)
  • Popularity Rank: 507
  • 57 Metascore


In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer, with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Philippe challenges Driss, offering him a trial period of one month to gain experience helping him. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Keywords: class differences, paralysis, reference to earth wind and fire, reference to hector berlioz, black man

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Biography


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Intouchables, The (France, 2011)
At the beginning of The Intouchables, a caption informs us that this is "based on a true story." The Intouchables is a very good film - uplifting, funny, heartwarming, etc. - but its strengths are unrelated to the degree (or lack thereof) of factual veracity. So cease worrying about where the narrative diverges from the record. Don't lose sleep over the racial makeover applied to one of the characters. Enjoy this movie for what it is - the kind of motion picture that can cause Champaign-like giddiness - and don't obsess over how true-to-life this work of fic...

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Author: James Berardinelli

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The film begins at night in Paris. Driss (Sy) is driving Philippe's (Cluzet) Maserati Quattroporte at high speed. They are soon chased by the police: when they are caught, Driss, unfazed, doubles his bet with Philippe, convinced they can get an escort. In order to get away with his speeding, Driss claims the quadriplegic Philippe must be urgently driven to the emergency room; Philippe pretends to have a stroke and the fooled police officers eventually escort them to the hospital. As the police leave them at the hospital, Philippe asks what will they do now, to which Driss answers: "Now let me take care of it." as they drive off.

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  •    The Intouchables (2011) - IMDb

    With François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot. After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the ...
  •    The Intouchables - Wikipedia

    The Intouchables (French: Intouchables [ɛ̃tuʃabl], UK: Untouchable) is a 2011 French buddy comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano.
  •    The Intouchables (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

    Video embedded · An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and …
  • Intouchables: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne ...

    Video embedded · 'The Intouchables' tells the true story of a quadriplegic aristocrat whose world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored ex-con as …
  •    François Cluzet - IMDb

    François Cluzet, Actor: Intouchables. François Cluzet was born on September 21, 1955 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for The Intouchables (2011), Tell No ...
  •    Intouchables - Intouchables: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Joséphine de Meaux, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Cyril Mendy ...
  •    The Intouchables Movie Review (2012) | Roger Ebert

    It might help to think of "The Intouchables" as a French spinoff of "Driving Miss Daisy," retitled "Pushing Monsieur Philippe." A stuffy rich employer finds his life ...
  •    The Intouchables - Movie Trailers - iTunes

    A true story of two men who should never have met--a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
  •    Nedotknutelní / Intouchables (2011) | Č

    Ochrnutý a bohatý aristokrat Philippe si za svého nového opatrovníka vybere Drisse, živelného mladíka z předměstí, kterého právě propustili z vězení.
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Languages: English, French

Release Date: 02 Nov 2011 (France) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Paris, France See more