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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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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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Sometimes you have to reach into someone else's world to find out what's missing in your own. See more »


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

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2 November 2011 (France)  »

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The Intouchables  »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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Philippe: Hope well and have well.
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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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Just excellent
10 January 2012 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I am now trying to find words to describe this movie for an hour. I couldn't.

You've seen it, or you haven't. It's monumental and outrageously good.

The cast is brilliant. The jokes lovely. The story and the idea behind the movie is beautiful. Especially when you've worked/lived with handicapped people. The music is such a perfect choice, it is unbelievable.

I hope this movie makes a plenty of people think about how good their life is and how bad it could have been.

Bottom line: Oscar-worthy. Period.


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