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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Intouchable by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, 2011 (R)

with François Cluzet (Little White Lies (Les Petits Mouchoirs, Paris, Tell No One), Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

A true story of two men who should never have met - a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Ah ah, one of the biggest success of French cinema, everybody saw that movie, and to the least once, but many more times for a large majority. Interesting tho, why would this movie become so popular. The cast, perhaps, merging big people from the TV world with a very mainstream audience with highly respected actors from the cinema world. Therefor attracting two different kind of audiences. Smart. Then, a real story, with insights from the life of aristocracy, the life of a paraplegic, and a strange combination of two persons from different background, meaning interesting from both perspectives, the rich, the poor. Also, to make it even better, the sense of humor is just enough to make you survive the tragedy, and the drama is just enough so you do not get disconnected from the situation of these two people, and some cynicism, to please the irony of the story. Anyway, a feel good movie, after all, a good one, and I guess smart one. So people liked it. And stopping by France last December, my first cinema time was going to see it, had to, even if I didn't mean it. And I liked it. A lot.


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