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Untouchable

release date 28 September '12

15 rated certificate
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UNTOUCHABLE is the story of the unlikely friendship between wealthy millionaire Philippe (François Cluzet) who was left a quadriplegic after a paragliding accident, and his street smart ex-con carer Driss (Omar Sy). Inspiring, heart-breaking and at times outrageously funny, UNTOUCHABLE follows their journey of self-discovery as they confront their fears together. The pair who, on the surface seem to be worlds apart, find a camaraderie rooted in honesty and humour in one of the must-see films of 2012.

Directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache and also starring Audrey Fleurot (‘Spiral’), the film was nominated for a total of nine 2012 César Awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars, including Best Picture, and won Best Actor for breakout star Omar Sy. The film also won the Grand Prix award at the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival. UNTOUCHABLE has received Audience Awards from U.S film festivals including San Francisco Film Festival, COL COA and the Nashville Film Festival.

Based on a true story, UNTOUCHABLE has already broken records worldwide, so far out grossing blockbusters such as Harry Potter, Titanic, Marvel’s The Avengers and Avatar in certain territories. It is topping charts all over the globe and to date has made a staggering $366million.


genre(s):  Comedy
director:  Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
film cast:  Alba Gaia Kraghede Bellugi, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Christian Ameri, Clotilde Mollet
certificate:  15
distributor:  Entertainment Film Distributors
running time:  112 Mins

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Untouchable
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27th Sep 12'
Loosely based on a true story, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache's crowd-pleasing comedy has smashed box office records in France and charmed audiences around Europe. An English-language remake, reportedly starring Colin Firth with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) at the helm, is already in the works, attesting to the film's potential as a dark horse at next year's Oscars. Dubbed by some wags as Driving Monsieur Daisy, this feel-good confection centres on the culture clash between a wealthy white aristocrat and a street-smart Senegalese ex-con.

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