An unlikely global box-office success, Untouchable tells the story of odd couple Philippe, a quadriplegic millionaire and Driss, his North African ex-convict carer. Their friendship develops as they discover that they are each considered ‘untouchable’ – one because of his race and background, the other because of his physical disability. Their honesty and humour when faced with huge challenges draw them closer together. Both heartbreaking and funny, Untouchable has broken new ground in the cinema’s portrayal of disability.
15 cert – France 2011 – Directors: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Running time: 112 minutes – Language: French
Cast: François Cluzet, Omar Sy