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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 caregiver. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 34 wins & 38 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A magnificent, sensitive movie See more (389 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 Solivérès ... 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
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:
Yun-Ping He ... Passerby (as Yunping He)

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
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
Albane Cousinard .... additional 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
Matthieu Dessagne .... assistant unit manager
Stéphanie Fourcassier .... assistant production 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
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
Mohamed Belhamar .... 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
Isabelle Vossart .... location scout: paragliding shooting
 
Art Department
Gabriel Botcherby .... assistant art director
Nicolas Decaux .... carpenter
Maëlys Deschard .... assistant art director (as Marie-Maëlys Deschard)
Frédéric Pesquer .... tapestry
Charles Rempenault .... assistant art director
Fred Remuzat .... storyboard artist
Christine Teulier .... property master
 
Sound Department
Pascal Armant .... sound recordist
Jérémy Babinet .... foley editor
Roberto Cappannelli .... re-recording mixer
Julien Gonnord .... additional boom operator
Julien Gonnord .... adr boom operator
Jean Goudier .... sound editor
Fabrice Grizard .... boom operator
Jean-Paul Hurier .... 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
Sébastien Seveau .... driver double: Omar Sy
 
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
Océane Lavergne .... additional camera operator
Océane Lavergne .... first assistant camera
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Frédéric Loustalot .... electrician
Jonathan Ly .... grip
Lara Perrotte .... assistant camera (as Perrotte Lara)
Lara Perrotte .... video operator (as Perrotte Lara)
Luc Poullain .... helicopter pilot: camera
Giovanni Quéné .... grip
Edgar Raclot .... grip: second unit
Virgile Reboul .... electrician
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
Mohamed Belhamar .... extras casting assistant
Liv Charpentier .... casting
Ophélie Gelber .... casting assistant (as Ophélie)
Florence Loubeau .... extras casting assistant
Marie-France Michel .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laetitia Bouix .... set costumer
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
 
Location Management
Christophe Chauveau .... location scout
Fabien Pondevaux .... location scout
 
Music Department
Le Capriccio Français .... orchestra
Nicolas Duport .... music recording engineer
Philippe Le Fevre .... conductor
 
Other crew
Dina Arbib .... production administrator
Carles Berot .... trailer and versions producer: advertising and promotions
Eliott Brunet .... business affairs
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto .... production coordinator
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
Thomas Vaudour .... head of business affairs
Nathalie Vierny .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Natalie Beder .... thanks (as Nathalie Beder)
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Driss:[while driving] Outta the way.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The GhettoSee more »

FAQ

Is this film based on a book?
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163 out of 200 people found the following review useful.
A magnificent, sensitive movie, 11 December 2011
Author: jvdesuit1 from France

It's not because I'm French that I appreciated this movie which I've seen twice. Too give the really infamous appreciation of the reader from Toronto to the French public, qualifying us of a segregationist country is difficult to gulp especially coming from north America which has not a very glorious past on the matter even in recent years. Perhaps the commentator should see the movie "The help" to refresh his memory... But what I'd like to say here apart of praising the fabulous interpretation of both leading actors is to remind that this is a true story, it did not come out from the directors and scriptwriter heads.

Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo born in 51, got a dramatic para-glider accident in the French Alps in 1993 being totally deprived of movements from the base of his neck to the tip of his feet. 3 Years later his wife died and he was helped out of his depression by Abdel Sellou his life-aid assistant. He published his terrible story in 2001 under the title "the second breath" (in French "Le second soufflé"). The directors have had the compliments of Di Borgo for the way they adapted his story. If in any way this was biased he would never had accepted the film to be left in that state. The Di Borgo family is a very old and wealthy family whose origins goes far back in the history of France, and their residence in Paris is considered to be one the jewels of the capital at the same level as The Hotel de Sully in Paris. What is shown in the film is exactly what happens everywhere in the world as far as handicapped are concerned: tendency to overwhelm them with pity which is more diminishing them as if their fate is not enough for them to swallow every minute or second each day. The way the racial problem is viewed is properly demonstrated. The police behaves in different ways depending of the color of your skin or your country's origin and sorry to say North America is a very good example of this so perhaps is not a proper judge on this matter.The authors had the courage to state this straightforwardly. The film shows on the contrary how a man with a very limited education at the beginning, a former convict, is capable progressively to change his views, and find in himself at the same time the good Samaritan aspects and help with humor and punch, his handicapped boss to find a new belief in his shattered life at 42! At the same time the boss demonstrates an open-mindedness which was not obvious to get not only because of his handicap but because of his origins and his wealth at first. Let's not illusion ourselves on the matter, everywhere in the world few wealthy people would accept to have as an aid an ex convict whichever color his skin should be! It's a fantastic lesson of tolerance, and friendship. For just those reason this movie would deserve an Oscar or Golden Globe awards.

09/07/2013 : I've just seen that under "Crazy credits" is mentioned that 5% of the revenues of the film will go to an institutions caring for disabled persons. I just don't see what's crazy about that! I find this kind of remark particularly shocking and insulting both for the producers and the actors especially in this case where the story told is a true one.I suggest the administrator to delete that remark or change its qualification.

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