March 21, 2012

Intouchables (2011)

Direced by: Olivier Nakache / Eric Toledano
Country: France

Plot: Affluent paraplegic Philippe develops an unexpectedly close bond with his gruff aide, Driss, in this affecting comedy drama inspired by a true story.
Quick comment: An improbable friendship is depicted by giving more emphasis on laughs rather than sentimentality. Despite some manipulations to please the masses it delivers some joy through funny situations. Great soundtrack (especially by Kool and the Gang) also helps. Without being great it guarantees a good dose of entertainment.
Relevant Awards: Grand Prix at Tokyo Film Festival, Japan; Cesar Award for best actor (Omar Sy), France.

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