Inspired by a true story, French dramatic-comedy Untouchable (titled Intouchables in French) has become one of the most talked-about films across the globe in the past year, and the second-most successful film of all time at the French box office.
The Weinstein Company released it in the US back in May, and now the film is finally landing on our shores at the end of this month.
“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.”
François Cluzet and Omar Sy star opposite each other in the leading roles, alongside Audrey Fleurot, with directing team Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano behind the camera, directing from their own script.
Untouchable will be released in UK theatres on 21st September, and is sure to be possibly the biggest non-English language film on our shores of the year. Here’s the new trailer to give you a taste of the feel-good hit coming our way soon.