Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s comedy-drama Untouchable took the French Box Office by storm when it was released in November 2011, and the film is now France’s foreign language submission for the Oscars in 2013.
Paralysed from the neck down following a paragliding accident, millionaire Philippe lives a quiet life in a stylish Parisian apartment. When he hires Driss, a forthright ex-con as his carer, their unlikely friendship and growing bond give Philippe a new lease of life. Omar Sy was awarded the Best Actor César for his performance as Driss, beating The Artist’s Jean Dujardin to the coveted prize.
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Co-directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache kindly introduced their film Untouchable when they were in Manchester earlier this month. Take a listen…