The intouchables

The intouchables

DVD - 2013 | French
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"You will laugh; you will cry; you will cringe."--New York Times
"...a pleasant buddy picture."--Entertainment Weekly
"...a tasty bonbon spiked with mirth but light on malice."--Rolling Stone
An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust, and human possibility. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street-smart ex-con caretaker, The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common.
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia, 2013
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD FOREIGN INT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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LPL_TriciaK Mar 23, 2018

I watched this film with my Mom ( in her 80's) and my 4 sisters, and we all absolutely loved it. An affecting, authentic film about two men from completely different worlds developing a meaningful relationship with one another. Some themes in common with "Me Before You", but I gotta say this French film outshines its counterpart. Nominated in 2013 for the Golden Globe Best Foreign Film (lost to "Amour"); winner/nominee for many indie and major film awards.

Jan 10, 2018

I really, really loved this movie! The unlikely friendship that grows between these two is wonderful and a joy to see! I agree with the comments below...I think everyone should see this! It is that good!

Nov 25, 2017

Loved this movie. I wish everyone would watch it.

LibrarianShelbi Oct 17, 2017

If you only watch one foreign film in your life. Watch this one!

Culture-clash comedy blends with heart-tugging true-life drama in this French box-office hit. François Cluzet is Philippe, a wealthy man left paralyzed from the neck down after an accident. Interviewing worthy types for the job of carer, Philippe is struck by Driss, a street-smart criminal who’s merely applying in order to receive benefits. Admiring his irreverence, Philippe hires Driss and moves him into his palatial home. Bonding ensues, amid many raised eyebrows.

Sep 05, 2017

A charming, funny, completely entertaining film. Knowing in advance that it's based on a true story is important, because the story might otherwise seem too improbable. Well-acted in addition.

Sep 04, 2017

Based on a true story, which makes this such an enjoyable uplifting movie to watch, the story and characters are superbly written; with humor and compassion all backed in one, a rare find in today's movies. A movie worth watching again.

Aug 28, 2017

2 hours of pure bliss! A must see!

Jun 08, 2017

Probably the best foreign film I've ever seen. I watched it twice in three days! I've recommended it to a lot of people and they all loved it. GREAT MOVIE!!! Omar Sy also starred in the Academy Award best picture winner, Moonlight. GREAT actor(s).

Feb 21, 2017

A terrific film. It is a funny, delightful, heart-warming movie with humor. A must see !

Feb 02, 2017

A different flavour from anything else out there! Fabulous. Good to watch this and Me Before You to compare similar stories. I enjoyed both movies, although they come from very different perspectives.

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Nov 19, 2014

Other: Movie is in French with English Subtitles


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Oct 21, 2013

(Phillipe is dictating a letter to Magalie, to his penpal, Eléonore) Phillipe: "Her shining eyes are made of charming minerals, and in this strange, symbolic world..." Magalie: "And in this strange... symbolic... world..." Driss: "F*cking boring!" Phillipe: "...where the inviolate angel and ancient sphinx..." Magalie: "Is that with an 'i' or a 'y'?" Driss: "This is killing my mind." Phillipe: "'Sphinx' is with an 'i'." Driss: "Why bother with this crap? Sphinxes, daisies, angels... You'd go for this stuff?" Magalie: "True, one could be more direct. ..."And ancient sphinx..." Go on." Driss: "What's she look like?" Phillipe: "I don't know. That's not what matters. It's intellectual and emotional, not physical. I want a mind-to-mind relationship." Driss: "If she's a troll, it'll be mind-to-troll!"


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