Intouchables is a witty comedy about the unexpected friendship that develops between two people with nothing in common and very different ways of looking at life: a millionaire left tetraplegic after an accident and the man hired as his carer, an immigrant from the Parisian suburbs recently released from prison. —Festival de San Sebastián
Éric Toledano is a director, screenwriter, and actor born in Paris in 1971. He works in tandem with Olivier Nakache, born in 1973. Their careers are inextricably linked, as they’ve made a variety of shorts and feature-length films together since their first, 1995’s Day and Night. Highlights from their filmography include 2005’s I Prefer That We Remain Friends, 2007’s Happy Days, and 2009’s So Close. —SIFF
The screenwriter/director duo Eric Toledano (Paris, 1971) and Oliver Nakache (Suresnes, 1973) have already made their mark in the short film field, particularly when their second work, Les petits souliers (1999), received the Paris Film Festival’s the Audience Award. Since then, they have helmed the features Jepre’fe`re qu’on reste amis (2005), Nos jours heureux (2006) and Tellement proches (2009). —EFF
When a snapshot in the life of a tetraplegic is the feel good movie of the year for me, I know I have found a gem. Interestingly enough the main reason for this, is the performance of the unknown to me Oman Sy, playing the role of the caretaker, oozing with innocence, charm and energy. This is one of that you'd want to watch again and again.
I felt good after watching this film, then a while later I felt sad. It's one of those film that work on your mind on so many levels that you can't really cap it under one feeling. I was laughing most of the movie, but at some point you feel like you need to cry on someone's shoulder. In short: touching.
This year’s edition includes Rendez-Vous +, “a potpourri of recent French documentaries and rarely screened classics.”
Also: Béla Tarr and the Cannes and Berlin film festival directors speak out for Hungarian cinema.
Also: Untouchable’s breaking box office records in France. And some terrific movie posters.
Voilà, je l’ai enfin vu le dernier phénomène du cinéma français populaire. Comme c’est souvent le cas, je fuis comme la peste ce genre de succès au box-office. Mais une bonne raison me donnait quand… read review
In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire that is interviewing candidates for the position of his caretaker with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the… read review