18 September 2012 7:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Intouchables, a cross-culture comedy which has become a global box office hit, is looking to tap into The Artist's Oscar magic. The feature from directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano beat a tough group of competitors to emerge as France's official entry for the 2013 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. France's Oscar nominating committee gave Intouchables the nod over Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone, which many had tipped to be the French contender. Story: 'The Intouchables,' 'Royal Affair' Lead Pack of Potential Foreign Language Oscar Contenders (Analysis) Intouchables traces the true-life friendship between a rich

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