Intouchables

Intouchables

DVD - 2013 | French
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Publisher: Montréal : Distribué au Canada par Alliance Vivafilm, [2013]
Branch Call Number: French FIC Intou
Characteristics: 1 vidéodisque (env. 112 min) : son., coul. ; 4 3/4 po.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 23, 2018

Although I don’t speak French fluently, I still found this movie to be an absolutely heartwarming and inspiring film. Through subtitles, I was able to clearly see what the producers were trying to showcase; the fact that differences, which are significant in this case, cannot stop an incredibly strong bond and relationship from forming between 2 people who have little to nothing in common. The storyline itself was extremely moving and well-written and the producers explored a wide range of appropriate content for mature audiences. Not only did the producers provide first-hand and second-hand perspectives of what it’s like to be handicapped and/or be a caregiver for those who are handicapped, but they included countless details that haven’t been discussed or disclosed in depth in most movies with a similar plot. Overall, I absolutely enjoyed watching this emotion-packed film and I’d definitely recommend it to mature audiences looking for a comedic approach to disclosing the personal aspects of a sensitive topic. @BiggerPictureReviews of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library.

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kpelish
May 13, 2018

Both an enjoyable romp as two cultures meet, clash, and find common areas, plus insight into how someone in a wheelchair chooses to pursue a real life--or not. This is based on a true story.

LPL_TriciaK Mar 23, 2018

I watched this film with my Mom ( in her 80's) and my 4 sisters, and we all absolutely loved it. An affecting, authentic film about two men from completely different worlds developing a meaningful relationship with one another. Some themes in common with "Me Before You", but I gotta say this French film outshines its counterpart. Nominated in 2013 for the Golden Globe Best Foreign Film (lost to "Amour"); winner/nominee for many indie and major film awards.

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val1
Jan 10, 2018

I really, really loved this movie! The unlikely friendship that grows between these two is wonderful and a joy to see! I agree with the comments below...I think everyone should see this! It is that good!

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dirtbag
Nov 25, 2017

Loved this movie. I wish everyone would watch it.

LibrarianShelbi Oct 17, 2017

If you only watch one foreign film in your life. Watch this one!

Culture-clash comedy blends with heart-tugging true-life drama in this French box-office hit. François Cluzet is Philippe, a wealthy man left paralyzed from the neck down after an accident. Interviewing worthy types for the job of carer, Philippe is struck by Driss, a street-smart criminal who’s merely applying in order to receive benefits. Admiring his irreverence, Philippe hires Driss and moves him into his palatial home. Bonding ensues, amid many raised eyebrows.

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gnomenut
Sep 05, 2017

A charming, funny, completely entertaining film. Knowing in advance that it's based on a true story is important, because the story might otherwise seem too improbable. Well-acted in addition.

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HaveCompassion
Sep 04, 2017

Based on a true story, which makes this such an enjoyable uplifting movie to watch, the story and characters are superbly written; with humor and compassion all backed in one, a rare find in today's movies. A movie worth watching again.

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sarashmin
Aug 28, 2017

2 hours of pure bliss! A must see!

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poodlegirl
Jun 08, 2017

Probably the best foreign film I've ever seen. I watched it twice in three days! I've recommended it to a lot of people and they all loved it. GREAT MOVIE!!! Omar Sy also starred in the Academy Award best picture winner, Moonlight. GREAT actor(s).

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kpelish
May 13, 2018

Other: Prostitution is portrayed as normal, as is marijuana use. There is, however, a strong scene where the older brother ensures his younger brother gets pulled out of trafficking cocaine.

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SonshineK23
Nov 19, 2014

Other: Movie is in French with English Subtitles

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Monolith
Oct 21, 2013

(Phillipe is dictating a letter to Magalie, to his penpal, Eléonore) Phillipe: "Her shining eyes are made of charming minerals, and in this strange, symbolic world..." Magalie: "And in this strange... symbolic... world..." Driss: "F*cking boring!" Phillipe: "...where the inviolate angel and ancient sphinx..." Magalie: "Is that with an 'i' or a 'y'?" Driss: "This is killing my mind." Phillipe: "'Sphinx' is with an 'i'." Driss: "Why bother with this crap? Sphinxes, daisies, angels... You'd go for this stuff?" Magalie: "True, one could be more direct. ..."And ancient sphinx..." Go on." Driss: "What's she look like?" Phillipe: "I don't know. That's not what matters. It's intellectual and emotional, not physical. I want a mind-to-mind relationship." Driss: "If she's a troll, it'll be mind-to-troll!"

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