Indie Trailer Sunday: Heartwarming French Drama 'The Intouchables'
We've got two (non-April Fools) indie trailers to feature today, both couldn't be more unlike. This first one is for a heartwarming award-winning French drama called The Intouchables. The film tells the true story of "two men who should never have met" - a quadriplegic aristocrat named Philippe, François Cluzet, who was injured in a paragliding accident, and a young man from the projects, named Driss, played by Omar Sy, who won the César in France this year for this role, their equivalent of the Oscars. This looks incredibly charming, full of emotion, and just a damn good story, and I highly suggest watch this if you have a heart.
Watch the official US trailer for Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano's The Intouchables, in HD via Apple:
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, a wealthy French aristocrat strikes up an improbable friendship between with a young man from the projects named Driss hired to be his caretaker.
The Intouchables was written and directed by French filmmakers Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano (Those Happy Days) and in just nine weeks after its release in France last year, became the second most successful French film of all time. It also played the San Sebastian and Tokyo Film Festivals. The Weinstein Company is releasing in theaters in the US starting on May 25th this summer. For more, visit their official website.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
It looks really interesting! (not April-fool joking!)
Ron on Apr 1, 2012
Absolutely fun film. Do not be fooled by the fact that the quadriplegic factor.
d3xt3r on Apr 1, 2012
My friend recently recommended this movie, said it was really decent and he hates even more movies than I do. I'm defo going to be watching.
Crapola on Apr 1, 2012
It's a great film. Huge success here in Germany as well. Go and watch it, ypou won't regret it.
Lotta on Apr 2, 2012
This is not an Indie! Plus it has already made more than 300 Million Euro worldwide, so nice you finally recognize it!
Sa-11 on Apr 2, 2012
But they talk in foreign? Has subtitles. Cand understaaan? You ever hear of Fredumb Fries? Exooctly.
Crapola on Apr 3, 2012
zombato on Apr 2, 2012
On firstshowing.net, foreign movie = indie movie... Globalization has not yet begun here...
Suractif on Apr 2, 2012
Beautiful and touching film. I saw it in Paris in January and thought it was wonderful.
maytheforce on Apr 2, 2012
Cant wait to see it. My fren in Zurich said it was quiet charming.
PEGGIBOUMBOOM on Apr 2, 2012
a fantastic film and a must-see. Hope enough Americans go see it. Must say the trailer is pretty damn awful, tailored it seems to suit Hollywood's favorite storylines. Pity they're remaking it in the US instead of watching it with subtitles (or dubbed for all I care). Little surprised on that subject that they cast Colin Firth for the role played by Francois Cluzet. Think he is a deadringer for a young Dustin Hoffmann, but maybe that's just me...
Maurice (Dutchie) on Apr 10, 2012
One of the Best Movies ever..
zeci on Apr 17, 2012
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