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

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  2 November 2011 (France)
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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 Kraghede Bellugi ...
Elisa (as 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 Solivéres ...
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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Sometimes you have to reach into someone else's world to find out what's missing in your own. 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:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The poems / extracts used are from "Poemes a Lou" by Guillaume Apollinaire, "Les Fleurs du Mal - Piece XXVII" by Charles Baudelaire and "La Vierge Folle" in "Ube Saison en enfer" by Arthur Rimbaud See more »


Driving north to Dunkirk at the end would have taken place in the morning after their night adventure. The sun would have been rising in the east, instead of setting in the west. So, either the time of day is wrong, or the direction they are driving. See more »


Driss: Where do you find a paraplegic?
Philippe: I don't know.
Driss: Where you leave him.
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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 »


Referenced in Nanoman: Korov'ya grust' (2014) See more »


Feeling Good
from the musical "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd"
by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Nina Simone and Hal Mooney
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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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