24th May 2018

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The Intouchables – Movie based on true story                                                                                Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano                                                                            Date Finished: May 24th


  • True story
  • The contrast between the rich and the poor
  • How two very different people can become friends
  • Help each other change for the better
  • Driss was a Senegal immigrant

‘The Intouchables’ directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano tells the story of a wealthy and physically disabled man, Phillipe, who due to his accident requires a full-time carer and with good timing and risk-taking from both parties, he hires a street-smart ex-con, Driss. The story follows the humour and connection between the two individuals who on the surface, would look to have nothing in common.

Phillipe and Driss come from two very different backgrounds, ethnicities and social situations. However, even though they began as two different people with contrasting personalities and experiences, they developed throughout the film, sharing their backgrounds and using them to further better each other life experiences.

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