Constantine Cornwall

Untouchable

untouchable

Culture-clash comedy blends with heart-tugging true-life drama in this French box-office hit. François Cluzet (Tell No One) is Philippe, a wealthy man left paralysed from the neck down after an accident. Interviewing worthy types for the job of carer, Philippe is struck by Driss (Omar Sy), a street-smart criminal who merely applying in order to receive benefits. Admiring his irreverence, Philippe hires Driss and moves him into his palatial home. Bonding ensues, amid many raised eyebrows.

directed by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
language French (English Subtitles)
year 2011
certificate 15

Believe the hype ‚ this irreverent take on disability is charming and uplifting. Dalya Alberge, Guardian