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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 caregiver.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Le Ny ...
Joséphine de Meaux ...
La DRH société de courses
Clotilde Mollet ...
Alba Gaïa Bellugi ...
Cyril Mendy ...
Salimata Kamate ...
Absa Diatou Toure ...
Grégoire Oestermann ...
Dominique Daguier ...
Amie de Philippe
François Caron ...
Ami de Philippe
Christian Ameri ...
Thomas Solivérès ...
Bastien - dit le Plumeau (as Thomas Soliveres)


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


€9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€10,675,385 (France), 6 November 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$103,507, 27 May 2012, Limited Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


With 8.8 million moviegoers, this was the most successful film in Germany in 2012 (beating the likes of Skyfall (2012), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012). It is the most successful French film in German cinema history. See more »


When Driss is first learning how to care for Philippe, we learn that Philippe can't sit upright by himself. However, the strap that is used to hold Philippe upright in his wheelchair sits so low on his waist that it couldn't possibly support his torso. See more »


[first lines]
Driss: [while driving] Outta the way.
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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 »


Ave Maria, D.839
Music by Franz Schubert
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Excellent movie
25 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie surprised us. We checked on IMDb and saw 8/10 for a french movie, without hesitation we went to the movie theatre to watch the movie.

The subject is hard but the movie is really funny. In a few seconds you are fully projected within the film from the beginning to the end. There is no special effet but the actors are playing very well and the movie is based on a real story.

If you are skeptical for French movie don't be for this one ... it is a must see movie.

Enjoy the movie.

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