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The Intouchables (2011)
"Intouchables" (original title)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anne Le Ny ...
Yvonne
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Joséphine de Meaux ...
La DRH société de courses
Clotilde Mollet ...
Marcelle
Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi ...
Elisa (as Alba Gaïa Bellugi)
Cyril Mendy ...
Adama
Salimata Kamate ...
Fatou
Absa Diatou Toure ...
Mina
Grégoire Oestermann ...
Antoine
Dominique Daguier ...
Amie de Philippe
François Caron ...
Ami de Philippe
Christian Ameri ...
Albert
Thomas Solivéres ...
Bastien - dit le Plumeau (as Thomas Soliveres)
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Storyline

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

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One man brought a family together...and changed their lives forever. See more »


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Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 November 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Intouchables  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$103,507 (USA) (25 May 2012)

Gross:

$13,179,837 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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Trivia

Although the real-life 'Driss' was a young Algerian man called Abdel, directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache changed the character's nationality to West-African, as they had enjoyed working with Omar Sy on Tellement proches (2009), and really wanted him to play the part. Sy also had the experience of living in the impoverished French suburbs, just like Driss. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Driss comes to get his document, you can see one signal for "jour et nuit" outside the mansion. However, the scene when Driss beat the neighbor, you can see another signal there. See more »

Quotes

Philippe: [Driss shaves François beard turning into a weird mustache] Oh, it's awful.
[moments later, it's turned into a old-fashioned mustache]
Philippe: I look like my grandpa.
Driss: Okay. Let me shave the rest off.
Philippe: [François now has a Hitler mustache] No, come on.
Driss: That's not funny, no?
Philippe: Don't you mean "nein"?
[does a German gibberish, they both laugh later on]
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Crazy Credits

5% of the profits from the film will be donated to the Association Simon of Cyrene - 15 rue de Suffren - 75015 Paris whose purpose is to create shared living spaces for disabled adults and friends. See more »

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References Serpico (1973) See more »

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great performances
7 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just seen last night, amazing movie, great performances from actors, particularly from Omar, and Cluzet is great as usual. Photography of images are great, supported by good choice of locations supporting actors are all good and natural so doing a great job to give a great solid base to the story. RIch of emotions on a simple story where ordinary people become extraordinary. Good representation of social differences in France without being too heavy on it. Simple, beautiful, efficient, like a good French cuisine, making a great dish full of tastes magically mixed :) Most to be watched and even more emotional when you know its based on true story !


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why did they cast a black guy to play that part? saraccan
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