Director: Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano
Cast: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
2012 Cesar Award Best Actor Omar Sy, French Foreign Language 2013 Oscar Nomination
Genre: Comedy Drama
Country of Origin: France 2012
Language: French with English subtitles 112mins.
Rating : ***
'Untouchable isn't about race or disability. It's about friendship and suggests and offers optimism and humour. It's charming, uplifting and funny'.
The 2012 French smash hit and the second highest grossing French film and Omar Sy beat The Artist's Jean Dujardin to win the 2012 Cesar Award for Best Actor. Untouchable is a charming, warm and irreverent look at disability and is based on a true story. Philippe (Francois Cluzet) an eccentric quadriplegic Parisian millionaire tired of being surrounded by lackies advertises for a live-in carer and hires Driss (Omar Sy) a charismatic West African, ex-con from a broken home in the banlieues who only applied for the job in order to keep his benefits office happy. This quirky drama sees the two men drawn together by a common hate of bourgeois hypocrisy, honesty and a wonderful sense of humour.
Untouchable isn't about race or disability. It's about friendship and suggests and offers optimism and humour. It's charming, uplifting and funny and was the highest grossing French movie ever earning $360 million at the global box office. It's a true crowd-pleaser with great performances and leaves you with a warm feeling.