Untouchable 2011

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A true story of two men who should never have met - a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Starring:
Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 52 minutes
Starring Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Director Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Genres Comedy
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 4 February 2013
Main languages French
Subtitles English
Original title Intouchables
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 52 minutes
Starring Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Director Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Genres Comedy
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 4 February 2013
Main languages French
Subtitles English
Original title Intouchables

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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful By R. Brown on 17 Aug 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The film, "Intouchables," is a superb French comedy, racy, challenging and hilarious. It has also done a great PR job on behalf of both the disabled and the marginalised. This edition, "Untouchable", has been subtitled and re-edited for the American market, which means that the language often jars and the structure of the film has been altered, dumbing it down for a trans-atlantic audience. The climax of the comedy (there is a romantic interest which has its own climax) has been transposed to the beginning, presumably to grab a less sophisticated audience with a shorter concentration span. This is a shame. If you have any French at all go for the French version, even if it costs a few pounds more and use the subtitles for the deaf. At least then you will be seeing the film as it was intended to be seen.
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98 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Mr. F. Ghillani on 20 Aug 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Apologies for sounding excited, but I have been waiting for this inspiring film to be released in English since I saw it last Christmas!

A paralysed aristocratic widower (Francois Cluzet) and a jobless immigrant too familiar with the criminal life of the French urban suburbs (Omar Sy) meet during Cluzet's search for an assistant capable of looking after him in such demanding state.

The demanding role is ideal for the underqualified and non-educated Sy, who's only interest is to prove he had a job interview to continue receiving his unemployment benefits. What he doesn't know, is that the man in the wheelchair is much more cunning than he looks.

In this tale of seemingly tragic circumstances, a very unusual friendship is born. The journey through this heart-warming film about true friendship, determination, and courage is accompanied by the powerful music of the talented Ludovico Einaudi. This film will make you smile, twitch, laugh, sob, reflect, and wonder at how everything is possible, especially when you least expect it.

What makes this film truly enjoyable is the fact it is based on a true story.

Whilst I hope (and know) that you will enjoy this film, may I strongly recommend listening to Ludovico Einaudi's "Una Mattina", "I Giorni", and "Earth Prelude" to name a few.

NOTE:
to date, no Intouchables DVD has been released with English subtitles in Region 2 (PAL) DVD. The US rights holder for the film should be releasing a Region 1 DVD but you would need to buy a DVD player that can play Region 1 and a TV that can handle NTSC.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By CLI on 13 Nov 2012
Format: DVD
I cannot stress how absolutely incredible this movie is. I went to a preview screening at the cinema and practically screamed from the rooftops for everyone I know to go and see it! As usual, many many people are still sadly, even in this day and age, put off by subtitles....I saw it at the cinema 3 times, I would have seen it more had the theatres kept it on longer...It is such an great movie, you honestly don't even realise you are reading subtitles. I wanted to buy this DVD to buy for pretty much everyone I know at Christmas! Those of us in the know about this movie, will spend a fortune on it as a gift, and those people will then drag their friends to see it again next year when it will I'm quite sure be re-released as it will be up for an Oscar...and the Oscar nominations/winners are always re-released somewhere! I'm hoping the Weinstein Co aren't going to make the biggest mistake of their lives by not releasing this with English subs in preparation of the American re-make...Colin Firth is no Francoise Cluzet and Omar Sy is a famous French comedian....his comic timing is second to non....the American remake may be a hit, because it is in English, but it will not be the same movie, and the original really deserves to be seen...truly!! My film of the year!!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Ms. M. Conneely on 22 April 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If I could rate this film higher than 5 stars I would. The film is compassionate, funny and so much more. I watched it every morning for 5 days as it is so uplifting. I have personal accounts that are referred to in the movie. Whether you are a carer, disabled or able-bodied this film is FANTASTIC. Very very highly recommended. The sub-titles should not put you off and the music is fab. Don't hesitate to purchase it - you won't regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill Mason on 11 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
What a sublime, involving, moving and wonderful piece of movie-making. By turns hilarious, utterly sad, deliriously happy, thought provoking and gut-wrenching. The two male leads should pick up awards by the bucket load. The movie is largely about friendship (and how opposites can attract), about finding a best friend in the most unexpected of circumstances, losing that friend, and then renewing the friendship. Apparently based on a true story, although in real life, the charismatic quadriplegic lead character, who is the Parisien equivalent of Roman Abramovich, would probably have an army of bodyguards instead of a solitary male escort. There are several memorable sequences in the film. The opening 5 minutes when the lead characters are chased in their Maserati by the police, and caught, and have an ingenious method of avoiding sanction by the cops. A birthday party when the other male lead - a nurse/home carer, struts his funky stuff on the dancefloor and the stuffed shirts watching him find themselves drawn into his joyous abandon. A hand-gliding sequence when the handicapped billionaire introduces his new best friend to the delights of the very sport which put him into his wheelchair. If all movies were as good as this, the World would grind to a halt, with everybody glued to their TVs and cinema screens. One of my closest friends is a paraplegic, which made this film especially poignant for me, but I defy anybody to sit through this film and fail to find something inspiring or marvellous. The best film of 2013? Quite possibly.
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