The film ends with shots of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou, the people on whom the film is based, together on a hillside, reminiscent of the paragliding scene earlier in the film. Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Yun-Ping He ... Passerby: That was set in the segregationist America of the 1940s. The Untouchables (1987) Full Cast & Crew. Caste is generally believed to be an ancient, abiding , and unique Indian institution upheld by a complex cultural ideology . In 1930s Chicago, the seemingly invincible crime boss Al Capone is opposed by a team of incorruptible U.S. Treasury Agents, led by the indefatigable Eliot Ness. "[5], The film won the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix award given to the best film at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the Award for Best Actor to both Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy[11] in 2011. The film has grossed $166 million in France and $444.7 million worldwide as of 12 May 2013. Filming & Production "[9] Robbie Collin of The Telegraph called it "as broad, accessible and trombonishly unsubtle as a subtitled Driving Miss Daisy"; according to Collin, the "characters are conduits for charisma rather than great dramatic roles, but the horseplay between Sy and Cluzet is often very funny, and one joke bounces merrily into the next. In the meantime, Philippe has hired caregivers to replace Driss, but he is not happy with any of them. Dalits, also known as "Untouchables," are members of the lowest social group in the Hindu caste system.The word "Dalit" means "oppressed" or "broken" and is the name members of this group gave themselves in the 1930s. It stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. Directed by (1) Writing credits (4) Cast (62) Produced by (2) Music by (1) Cinematography by (1) Film Editing by (2) Casting By (1) Art Direction by (1) Set Decoration by (1) Costume Design by (1) Makeup Department (3) The Intouchables (French: Intouchables, pronounced [ɛ̃tuʃabl]), also known as Untouchable (UK)), is a French buddy comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano. Article RTL : "Intouchables" devient le film le plus vu de l'année ! Fandango FANALERT® Sign up for a FANALERT® to find out when tickets are available in your area. Gradually, Philippe is led by Driss to put some order in his private life, including being stricter with his adopted daughter Elisa. [2] The film was voted the cultural event of 2011 in France with 52% of votes in a poll by Fnac. After four weeks, by 25 November 2011, The Intouchables had already become the most-watched film in France in 2011. What a delight. [12] Omar Sy received the César Award for Best Actor on 24 February 2012 for the role of Driss (defeating Jean Dujardin, nominated for The Artist) and being the first French African actor to receive this honor.[13]. What a delight. Simon Curtis was to direct Cranston and Hart from a screenplay written by Feig. The next day, Driss returns and is greeted by Yvonne, Philippe's aide, who tells him that he has been given the job of live-in caregiver on a trial basis. Human and humane with beautifully crafted humour and relationships. In the shadow of the past, he's not stealing back time — just a carat of truth. Directed by David Feige. Nine weeks after its release in France on 2 November 2011, it became the second biggest box office hit in France, just behind the 2008 film Welcome to the Sticks. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 31 ratings of professional critics. With Tom Amandes, Paul Regina, John Newton, David James Elliott. The French movie The Intouchables grossed more than $400 million worldwide and is the second-highest-grossing non-English-language film of all time. Untouchable, an odd-couple comedy about a quadriplegic millionaire and his ex-con caregiver, has been selected as France's official submission for next year's foreign language film Oscar. Maybe it's the fantasy it spins on racial/social/cultural mores, much as Driving Miss Daisy did 20-odd years ago – uptight rich white employer learns to love through black employee's life-force. [122] In June 2012, Paul Feig was slated to direct and write the script, with Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and Idris Elba eyed for the role of Abdel, Colin Firth in talks for Phillip, and Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams considered for a female lead. Jin Goo as Jang Joon-seo; A detective squad chief and the second son of Jang clan who chases after the truth behind the death of … A friend of Philippe's reveals Driss's criminal record which includes six months in jail for robbery. Upon the film's 21 September 2012 UK release under the title Untouchable, The Independent called it "a third-rate buddy movie that hardly understands its own condescension....Why has the world flipped for this movie? The story of the friendship between the two men is then told as a flashback: Philippe, a wealthy quadriplegic who owns a luxurious hôtel particulier and his assistant Magalie, are interviewing candidates to be his live-in caregiver. Via Kevin Hart (Instagram) According to a January 31 announcement from the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, "The Untouchables" (the American remake of the French award-winning global blockbuster) will be filmed in Philly, and a local casting agency is already looking for extras in that area.Currently, men and women of all ethnicities, aged 18 to 70, are needed through March. An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. It broke the previous record set by the Japanese film Spirited Away ($274.9 million), also breaking the record for the highest-grossing French film, surpassing The Fifth Element ($263.9 million). Charmer, con artist, master of disguise. Human and humane with beautifully crafted humour and relationships. He grows a beard and looks ill. Yvonne becomes worried and calls Driss back. Driss returns to his neighbourhood, joins his friends and manages to help his younger cousin. Watch trailers & learn more. "[10] Nigel Farndale, also of The Telegraph, said: "The film, which is about to be released in Britain, has been breaking box-office records in France and Germany, and one of the reasons seems to be that it gives the audience permission to laugh with, not at, people with disabilities, and see their lives as they have never seen them before. | The plot of the film is inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his French-Moroccan caregiver Abdel Sellou,[5] discovered by the directors in À la vie, à la mort, a documentary film. Made for just $10.5m, Untouchable is topping national charts, including those of Switzerland, Spain, Italy, South Korea and Germany, (where it has become the highest-grossing French … The Untouchables is an American crime drama produced by Desilu Productions that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network. "[7] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 31 ratings of professional critics. In medieval times, the Christian faith and its practice defined life in Europe. [37] In July 2012, it became the top grossing foreign language film of 2012 in North America, surpassing A Separation. A Dalit is actually born below the caste system, which includes four primary castes: Brahmins (priests), Kshatriya (warriors and princes), Vaishya (farmers and artisans), … Both versions star Akkineni Nagarjuna and Karthi as its male leads. Driss encourages him to meet her, but Philippe fears her reaction when she discovers his disability. Note: Entries scored out are when the award was not handed, African-American Film Critics Association, Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association, Washington D. C. Area Film Critics Association, List of submissions to the 85th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, List of French submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, "Intouchables réussira-t-il à battre les Ch'tis ? It might help to think of "The Intouchables" as a French spinoff of "Driving Miss Daisy," retitled "Pushing Monsieur Philippe." "Untouchable" is the French set film and after watching the German set film "The Lives of Others" she was a bit worried. Driss discovers modern art, opera and even takes up painting. Overhearing, Philippe recognizes Driss's need to be supportive to his family and releases him from his job, suggesting he may not want to push a wheelchair all his life. [124] In October 2014, Kevin Hart was cast as Abdel, with Firth still attached as Phillip. The film also won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival. At the César Awards 2012, the film received eight nominations. The original movie follows a quadriplegic man named Philippe (François Cluzet) who forms an unlikely friendship with his caretaker, Driss (Omar Sy), who is recently out of prison. Omar Sy, François Cluzet & Audrey Fleurot – "Des références..." (1:08), Ludovico Einaudi – "Writing Poems" (4:09), Omar Sy & François Cluzet – "L'arbre qui chante" (1:01), François Cluzet & Omar Sy – "Blind Test" (2:21), Ludovico Einaudi – "L'origine nascosta" (3:12), This page was last edited on 4 January 2021, at 12:41. What's this film's excuse? The consensus states, "It handles its potentially prickly subject matter with kid gloves, but Intouchables gets by thanks to its strong cast and some remarkably sensitive direction. The film holds a 75% approval rating at the film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 122 reviews, and an average score of 6.7/10. Despite being uninterested in the job and his lack of professional experience, Driss does well in caring for Philippe, even if his methods are sometimes unconventional. Untouchable has received Audience Awards from U.S. film festivals including the San Francisco Film Festival, COL COA, and the Nashville Film Festival. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing The Untouchables near you. Feeling that the concert is too boring, Driss plays Earth, Wind & Fire's "Boogie Wonderland", resulting in a less boring birthday for Philippe with the guests also enjoying the music. | ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. They are chased through the streets by the police and eventually cornered. Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago. He says he will not fire him as long as he does his job properly. , based on 31 ratings of professional critics of 12 May 2013 honest its nothing of a drama. 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