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Writers:
Olivier Nakache (written by)
Eric Toledano (written by)
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Release Date:
2 November 2011 (Belgium) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sometimes you have to reach into someone else's world to find out what's missing in your own. See more »
Plot:
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 31 wins & 34 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the Most Unique and Beautiful Friendships ever Committed to Film See more (274 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

François Cluzet ... Philippe

Omar Sy ... Driss
Anne Le Ny ... Yvonne

Audrey Fleurot ... Magalie
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)
Dorothée Brière ... Eléonore (as Dorothée Briere Meritte)
Marie-Laure Descoureaux ... Femme de chambre
Emilie Caen ... Galeriste
Sylvain Lazard ... Nouvel auxiliaire 1

Jean François Cayrey ... Nouvel auxiliaire 2 (as Jean-François Cayrey)
Ian Fenelon ... Candidat
Renaud Barse ... Candidat
François Bureloup ... Candidat
Nicky Marbot ... Policier
Benjamin Baroche ... Policier
Jérôme Pauwels ... Voisin mal garé
Antoine Laurent ... Voisin mal garé
Fabrice Mantegna ... Chanteur opéra
Hedi Bouchenafa ... Garagiste (as Hédi Bouchenafa)
Caroline Bourg ... Fred
Michel Winogradoff ... Serveur des Deux Magots
Kévin Wamo ... Ami Driss
Elliot Latil ... Lycéen
Alain Anthony ... Pilote parapente
Dominique Henry ... Pilote parapente
Le Capriccio Français ... Orchestra player
Dirige par Philippe Le Fevre ... Orchestra player (as Dirigé par Philippe Le Fevre)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre-Laurent Barneron ... Majordome (uncredited)
Philippe Pozzo di Borgo ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Abdel Sellou ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Olivier Nakache 
Eric Toledano 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Olivier Nakache  written by
Eric Toledano  written by

Produced by
Arnaud Bertrand .... associate producer
Dominique Boutonnat .... associate producer
Hubert Caillard .... associate producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky .... producer (as Nicolas Duval Adassovsky)
Laurent Sivot .... line producer
Laurent Zeitoun .... producer
Yann Zenou .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ludovico Einaudi 
 
Cinematography by
Mathieu Vadepied (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dorian Rigal-Ansous 
 
Casting by
Gigi Akoka  (as Gigi Akoka - A.R.D.A.)
 
Production Design by
François Emmanuelli 
 
Art Direction by
Mathieu Vadepied 
 
Set Decoration by
Olivia Bloch-Lainé 
 
Costume Design by
Isabelle Pannetier 
 
Makeup Department
Elisa Costa .... makeup artist
Catherine Duplan .... key hair stylist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... key makeup artist
Alice Robert .... makeup artist
Jean-Christophe Roger .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Aurélien Brie .... extra assistant unit manager
Valérie Comet .... extra assistant unit manager
Damien Gayrard .... additional assistant unit manager (as Damien Gayrad)
Abraham Goldblat .... post-production supervisor
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager
Matthias Hibon .... extra assistant unit manager
Benjamin Journet .... extra assistant unit manager
Karine Lagny .... assistant production manager
Frédéric Maendly .... assistant unit manager
Dessagne Matthieu .... assistant unit manager (as Matthieu Dessagne)
Vincent Piant .... unit manager (as Vincent Piant - A.F.R.)
Olivier Rohde .... production manager: paragliding & mountain unit
Laurent Simon .... assistant unit manager
Laurent Sivot .... production manager
Gregory Valmir .... assistant unit manager (as Grégory Valmir)
Robin Welch .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Benjamin Bouhana .... assistant assistant director
César Chabrol .... assistant assistant director
Héléna Cotinier .... crowd assistant director
Julie Duhayot .... second assistant director
Hervé Ruet .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gabriel Botcherby .... assistant art director
Nicolas Decaux .... carpenter
Marie-Maëlys Deschard .... assistant art director
Frédéric Pesquer .... tapestry
Fred Remuzat .... storyboard artist
Christine Teulier .... property master
 
Sound Department
Pascal Armant .... sound recordist
Jérémy Babinet .... foley editor
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Julien Gonnord .... additional boom operator
Julien Gonnord .... adr boom operator
Jean Goudier .... sound editor
Fabrice Grizard .... boom operator
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Victor Loeillet .... assistant sound editor
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation
Michel Monier .... sound consultant: dolby
Johann Nallet .... adr mixer
Johann Nallet .... foley mixer
Johann Nallet .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Teurlai Aurelien .... visual effects
Laurent Brett .... title designer
Vautey Frédérique .... visual effects
Bellarosa Johannes .... visual effects
Jeanne Loyer .... visual effects
Pénélope Van de Cave .... visual effects
Pènèlope Vandecave .... visual effects
Frédérique Vautey .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunt coordinator
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt driver
Julien Piguet .... stunt driver
Alexandre Rambure .... stunt driver
Patrick Ronchin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... additional steadicam operator
Sylvain Bardoux .... key grip: second unit
Simon Beaufils .... additional camera operator
Fabrice Bismuth .... additional first assistant camera
Sébastien Courtain .... chief electrician
Patrick de Ranter .... steadicam operator
Marine Delcourt .... assistant camera: specific segment
Vincent Doignon .... additional assistant camera
Vincent Doignon .... additional digital assistant camera
Marine Goujet .... second assistant camera
Jean-Baptiste Jay .... russian arm camera operator
Malek Krimed .... second assistant camera
Eden Lagaly-Faynot .... additional assistant camera
Mathieu Lamand .... second assistant camera
Perrotte Lara .... assistant camera
Perrotte Lara .... video operator
Océane Lavergne .... additional camera operator
Océane Lavergne .... first assistant camera
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Frédéric Loustalot .... electrician
Jonathan Ly .... grip
Luc Poullain .... helicopter pilot: camera
Giovanni Quéné .... grip
Edgar Raclot .... grip: second unit
Michel Sabourdy .... gaffer
Antoine Sanier .... first assistant camera
Olivier Sargatal .... electrician
François Tille .... key grip
Guilhem Touzery .... additional camera assistant
Thierry Valletoux .... poster photographer
Thierry Valletoux .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Ophélie Gelber .... casting assistant (as Ophélie)
Florence Loubeau .... extras casting assistant
Marie-France Michel .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ariane Daurat .... additional wardrobe
Muriel Legrand .... wardrobe
Paulette Ribot .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Barbara Albucher .... digital intermediate project manager
Ana Antunes .... post-production assistant
Antoine Battistelli .... assistant editor
Arnaud Caréo .... on-line editor
Jean-Baptiste Combette .... digital dailies manager
Mickaël Commereuc .... colorist assistant
Christian Dutac .... color timer: LTC
Natacha Louis .... colorist
Fabien Napoli .... dailies color grader
 
Music Department
Le Capriccio Français .... musician
Nicolas Duport .... music recording engineer
 
Other crew
Dina Arbib .... production administrator
Eliott Brunet .... business affairs
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto .... production coordinator
Christophe Chauveau .... location scout
Mathias Duhayer .... unit production assistant
Scarlett Garson .... production coordinator
Helene Karson .... assistant to producers
Jérôme Lament .... digital marketing
Florian Lapôtre .... digital marketing
Celine Laumord .... legal affairs
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photgrapher
Ilona Marcus .... production intern
Alexis Oros .... runner
Fabien Pondevaux .... location scout
Thomas Vaudour .... head of business affairs
Nathalie Vierny .... script supervisor
Isabelle Vossart .... location scout: paragliding shooting
 
Thanks
Nathalie Beder .... thanks
Audrey Dana .... thanks
Isabelle De La Patetlliere .... thanks
Bertand Delaire .... thanks
Antoine Jeanlant .... thanks
Doriam Jeanpap .... thanks
Hédi Klai .... thanks
Thomas Langmann .... thanks
Fredo Tole .... thanks
Mathieu Vadepied .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Intouchables" - France (original title)
"Untouchable" - Europe (English title) (festival title), UK (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some drug use
Runtime:
112 min
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Language:
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The official entry of France to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (1:15) Philippe and Driss are talking on the phone and for Philippe it's daylight while for Driss it's nighttime. They are in the same citySee more »
Quotes:
Philippe:Tell me Driss, why do you think people are interested in art?
Driss:I don't know, it's a business?
Philippe:No. That's because it's the only thing one leaves behind
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Soundtrack:
Prélude: Suite Violoncelle n° 1See more »

FAQ

Is this film based on a book?
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523 out of 549 people found the following review useful.
One of the Most Unique and Beautiful Friendships ever Committed to Film, 27 November 2011
Author: OttoVonB from Switzerland

Do not look at this through the prism of "Foreign Films". You'd be wasting your time and miss something far too important.

Hollywood does scale like nobody else, leaving the competition gasping in its wake. France does intimacy, and brutality. Nothing is sacred. And rather than try to revive the New Wave or emulate Hollywood like most widely seen French films of late, "Intouchables" harnesses its core strengths - ease with intimacy, willingness to ridicule anything and brutal honesty - and delivers one of the funniest, most honest and touching films I have ever seen.

Sy is a failed robber, going through the motions and playing the stereotypical jobless émigré. Cluzet is a romantic and melancholy mind trapped in a useless body. The circumstances that bring them together are too funny to spoil here, but meet they do, and an awkward relationship quickly blossoms as they bring out the best in each other.

The film's simplicity is delightfully misleading: the script is a masterpiece of comedy writing, and however good the rest of the cast is, the central duo is magical. Sy's comic timing will have you in stitches, but it is his honesty and vulnerability that make you fall in love with the character. Cluzet isn't your typical sad-sack, instead, much of the finest pleasures in the film consist in watching him use his keen mind to mess with the world around him (a subplot about an abstract painting really takes the biscuit, you'll know it when you see it).

This is one of the most unique, beautiful and honest friendships ever committed to film. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry... a delightful celebration of everything in life that makes it worthwhile.

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