“Joyous…a global triumph.” The Sunday Times
“The very definition of a crowd pleaser.” Time Out
Confined to a wheelchair after a paragliding accident, depressed millionaire Philippe (Francois Cluzet) takes on the free-spirited Driss (award-winning Omar Sy) to be his minder, little knowing that the brash outsider will give him a new lease of life and teach him to love living once more. Bittersweet, moving and with a wicked sense of humour, this life-affirming film, based on a true story, is set to be the feel-good foreign-language hit of the autumn.
An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, Untouchable (Les Intouchables, original French title) has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. It handles its potentially prickly subject matter with kid gloves, and succeeds thanks to its strong cast and some remarkably sensitive direction.
“For once the hype is justified” The Guardian