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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 31 wins & 36 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Film of True Humanity : Comedy in the Face of Hardship See more (305 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
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
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
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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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The music played in the background was written by Italian composer Ludovico EinaudiSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: There are two different Maseratis used in the film. In the opening scene, there is a different car used for the fast part of the car chase - notably a Quattroporte GTS 4.2 that can be identified by a chrome mesh grill and four exhausts. At the part where they are stopped by the police, a different front grill can be seen with vertical segments, and when they drive off two large exhausts are visible. It is one of the 4.7 versions of the Quatroporte. The 4.7 version of the car is again shown when later Driss gets in the car for the first time.See more »
Quotes:
Philippe:Hope well and have well.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Una MattinaSee more »

FAQ

Is this film based on a book?
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125 out of 146 people found the following review useful.
A Film of True Humanity : Comedy in the Face of Hardship, 28 December 2011
Author: bakor al-tayar from Paris, France

It has been 9 weeks now since Intoucblaes has come to the movie theaters. I did not give it much thought at first, but the universal acclaim I have heard convinced me to go see it. I don't over-stating the universality of the acclaim, people of various races, classes, colors & countries told me it was a must see. I had no expectations, and I was floored.

Intouchables, directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, starring Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy is possibly the best French movie of the year. This is not because of a lack of worthy contenders, but truly because Intouchables is that profound. It touches on themes of presumptions, social class difference, health, and as naïve as it may sound, the universality of humanity.

The story is not as important as is the relationship that is displayed between the two protagonists. Philippe (played by Cluzet) a rich aristocrat that loves adrenaline rushes finds himself a paraplegic after a paragliding incident. Driss (played by Sy) is, in appearance a typical hoodlum from the ghetto. The two are brought together and wonders happen.

The audience then sees how the men affect one another as they engage in a truly honest relationship. Driss is charismatic, lighthearted and funny, helping make Philippe's life enjoyable again. In the process the traditionally cold French aristocracy around Philippe warms up and lightens. He is like a hot knife through cold butter.

Again, it is not so much the story that is important as is the social commentary. The commentary is not judgmental and is very subtle, revealed only in the contrasts the director chose in the story and its contexts. His method reminded me of a sort of Zen approach to comedy. One example you can catch from the trailer alone is the contrast between the able bodied black Driss and t the crippled white man, etc.

The audience is also given wonderful sights of Paris and France as we go through the Pyrenees, Cabourg and the various streets of Paris.

On paper the review does not make the movie justice. It is hilarious in a way that is true, honest and by which anyone can relate to. Most importantly it is revealing and comforting in its reminder of the essential in life : love. It's approach is simple, pure and honest and that makes it worthy of the title of "best movie of the year".

I cannot say more; the film must be experienced. My friends tried, they failed, so I trusted them and I saw it. It floored me. Go and be floored.

PS - I heard American studios have purchased the rights for the film. They will need a brilliant director, screenwriters and perfect actors to make the original justice in the way "The Departed" did for "Infernal Affairs".

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Over overated !!! catalin-lungu-206-55107
Another dumbing down trick for selling to an American audience... feodoric
why did they cast a black guy to play that part? saraccan
Why I did not enjoy this movie.. Jingleling
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Where's that place Driss took Philippe to at the end of the film? namgnihc
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