“The Intouchables” tells the heartfelt story of Driss, a street smart immigrant with who was caught on the wrong side of the law one too many times, who meets Philippe, a rich and powerful aristocrat who hires him to become his caregiver after a paragliding accident leaves him quadriplegic. While everything seems to be at odds between the two, we follow as they begin to develop a friendship that transcends the widely different world that opposes them.
Based on a true story, this beautiful French film stars Omar Sy and legendary French actor François Cluzet as the two main characters. A story full of emotions, yet with a surprising deal of humour, “The Intouchables” is a movie with a lot to say, and it goes to great lengths to make its messages engaging with fantastic storytelling and incredible characters. An American remake of the movie titled “The Upside” (starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman) was released in 2019, after spending a few years on the shelf, but it terribly flopped and was widely criticized by critics and audiences, with most people affirming that it cannot hold a candle to the original film.