Sometimes it’s great to have a break from everyday chores and the pressure of work and indulge in something different, and that’s why I am recommending this today!
The Intouchables is a 2011 French comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. It stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy, and although it is in French, there are English subtitles, which, because I speak French, are not translated precisely, but more to suit English speaking audiences, but that doesn’t change the story!
The film is based on a true story, where, after he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.
Like in “Driving Miss Daisy,” it’s about two people who normally would never have met but they develop a strong friendship and trust. It’s about human possibility, which is inspiring even though it is a comedy; fulfilled with some hilarious moments indeed.
Today I researched some reviews on the film, and I must say, they are not all as favourable as I expected, although the movie has been rated 4 stars overall, but I would certainly vote it highly. I found the contrast of characters endearing and enlightening and although some American reviewers have called it corny, I don’t think it’s any more so than most films out today. It certainly made me feel good, and yet simultaneously moved by the powerful messages it contains.
Get a copy of the video and watch it! Let me know what you thought!