The Intouchables (2011) Poster


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.
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.
9 weeks after its release, it became the second most successful French film. Welcome to the Sticks (2008) is the most successful.
The official entry of France to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013.
The sports car Driss is driving for Philippe is a Maserati Quattroporte.
Became the most successful French movie in the Netherlands, beating the previous record holder, Sarah's Key (2010).
The music played in the background was written by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi

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