It was the November 2, 2011, when the long-expected French movie called “Intouchables” was released. During this period, I had my autumn break from school, which was one the primary reasons of my significant concern about forthcoming events. Personally, I was extremely excited to watch this movie, on account of my favorite actor, performing the main role.
Furthermore, this performance was based on the real life story of the Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou, who despite of the considerable amount of obstacles in their life did not give up and learnt to be content with what he has within this moment. Consequently, the influence of this movie on my life occurred to be significant. On the other hand, by considering my awareness about films of different genre and cultures, I knew upfront that Intouchables probably going to be one of the best movies I have ever seen.Order now
A great, positive comedy, The Intouchables, is the actual story of an infrequent relationship among the quadriplegic multi-millionaire from the richest neighborhood in Paris and his caretaker, living under other side of the economic spectrum – a strong bond that arises, through the unconditional trust, care, and shared life experiences, into a strong friendship that considerably transforms two miserable lives. Moreover, the topic about race and class courses during the whole movie, which is a permanent origin of confusion and inconvenience in France.
Particularly, one of the most remarkable things about the film is that both men assist each other to cope with their personal issues. Accordingly, Driss needs to become more responsible with his life and look after the people about whom he cares the most, whereas Phillipe needs to learn to accept himself as he is and improve his romantic relationships by overcoming the fear of being renounced. Therefore, each man is deficient in a certain way; both of them overcome this deficiency, by being an emotional and spiritual home to each other. The only thing for what this film might be criticized is its sentimentality and naïve optimism.
Surprisingly, the movie theatre in my hometown, where we were watching the Intouchables, was completely full with people of the different age, class and race, which indicates the substantial interest of the people. Moreover, the dramatic atmosphere of this movie conducted by Ludovico Einaudi’s masterpieces, “Fly” and “Una Mattina”. The compositions were gracefully used in the major touching parts of the film: gives the audience significant amount of impressions and emotions. The incredible story is focused on the two absolutely different characters, Driss and Philippe accompanied by unforgettable acting and dramatic filmography.
Actually, an unconditional friendship and their cooperative travel though their journey makes both of their lives brighter and lighter. The film is mainly based on their boundless relationship and the knowledge they received from one another. As a result, this story is where both characters are winners and losers, rather than one is a hero and one is saved. It is heartwarming that such an inspiring story was retrieved from the real life and a real friendship. Driss and Philippe possibly untouchables for others, but through their enlightening journey and shared experiences, they are able to touch each other’s heart.