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Rated R · 110 minutes · 2012

Comedy drama
Take the basic premise of Driving Miss Daisy and move it to contemporary Paris. Change Miss Daisy into a rich, quadriplegic white man (François Cluzet). Turn his faithful servant into a tough African immigrant from the housing projects (Omar Sy). Voila! Instant schmaltz. But wait – this heart-tugging French comic character study is actually funny and well constructed. As predictable and corny as it might seem, the rapprochement between the disabled millionaire and the ghetto scuffler gets nifty performances from both veteran Cluzet and comedic up-and-comer Sy, who won a César for Best Actor for his role. And the screenplay by the writing-directing team of Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano benefits from splendid comic timing and innumerable little grace notes. So it’s based on a true story? Who cares? Everything clicks, even the supporting cast: Anne le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, et al. (112 min.)


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Official Site: weinsteinco.com/sites/the-intouchables
Director: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Producer: Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun and Yann Zenou
Cast: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Christian Ameri, Grégoire Oestermann and Cyril Mendy

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