Untouchable is in London cinemas today and earlier in the week, we caught up with the Writer / Directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Both of them were on top form and spoke about the movie, how it inspired them and how they hope it will inspire you. They also talk about how the movie is going to be turned into a Hollywood feature by The Weinstein Company and that they’d love Colin Firth to be in it.
Untouchable goes on UK release next Friday 28th September but is in London cinemas from today.
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 $356million.
The film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a disabled millionaire (François Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy). The pair who, on the surface, seem to have nothing in common 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.