the intouchables

The Intouchables (2011)

Directed by :Olivier Nakache,Éric Toledano
Produced by :Nicolas Duval Adassovsky,Yann Zenou,Laurent Zeitoun
Written by :Olivier Nakache,Éric Toledano
Starring :François Cluzet,Omar Sy
Music by :Ludovico Einaudi
Cinematography :Mathieu Vadepied
Edited by :Reynald Bertrand
Production companies :Gaumont,TF1 Films Production,Quad Productions,Chaocorp,Ten Films

The Intouchables is set in the city of Paris. Based on a true story, this film tells the story of the friendship between Philippe (François Cluzet), a wealthy billionaire who is paralyzed, with Driss (Omar Sy), a dark-skinned immigrant who just got out of prison.

This accidental encounter between the two main characters begins when Philippe looks for a guard to care for him. On that day, there were quite a number of applicants with various backgrounds, from nursing school graduates to professional nurses. All of them didn’t impress Philippe.

the intouchables

Driss (Omar Sy) initially did not intend to attend an interview that was held by Philippe (Francois Cuzet) to work as a caretaker to treat Philippe who is suffering from paralysis. Driss just wants to get Philippe’s autograph as a sign of being rejected in the interview so that he can still get his welfare money.

the intouchables

But seeing Driss’s attitude that is different from other applicants and as if he doesn’t show concern for him, Philippe actually gives him the opportunity to undergo an experiment as a nurse and be able to live in Philippe’s luxurious house.

At first Driss had a hard time doing his job, but gradually he got used to it and enjoyed it. Even Driss and Philippe grew closer and felt more like friends than masters and servants. The closer the two are, the more it will be revealed that they each have personal problems which will lead to a symbiosis of mutualism between the two of them in solving their respective problems.

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