The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents:
The Intouchables, by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano, 112 min, France, 2011.
In French with English subtitles.
Showing - Fri, Oct 5 through Thurs, Oct 11 at St. Anthony Main Theatre.
2012 MSP International Film Festival Opening Night Hit!
This true story of two men who should never have met was an unprecedented box-office phenomenon in France, where it shattered records to become the second most successful French film of all time and has sparked much heated political debate. This award-winning film tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a handicapped white millionaire Philippe (Tell No One star François Cluzet) and his free spirited Senegalese caretaker Driss (Omar Sy). Paralyzed from the neck down in a paragliding accident, Philippe has grown weary of the pitying attentions of his live-in help. On a whim he hires Driss, a recent prison parolee, as his caretaker. Gradually, these two men from very different worlds grow close, sharing in the joy and pain of each other’s lives in this hilarious and heartwarming crowd-pleaser from directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. With standout performances from both Cluzet and Sy, The Intouchables provides a lively and emotionally engrossing take on the conflicts of class and culture.
Fri, Oct 5 at 1:00, 9:55
Sat, Oct 6 - NO SHOWS
Sun, Oct 7 at 1:00, 4:00, 9:55
Mon, Oct 8 at 1:00, 4:00, 7:20, 9:55
Tue, Oct 9 at 1:00, 7:40, 9:55
Wed, Oct 10 at 1:00, 4:00, 7:20, 9:55
Thu, Oct 11 at 1:00, 4:00