“The Intouchables”, a film directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, is a touching story about a rich disabled person (Philippe) and a stranger from the street (Driss) who becomes his closest friend. After Philippe becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident he hires a young man to be his caretaker and so the whole story begins.

The plot evolves around two main characters, but especially around Philippe who cannot enjoy his life because of limits of his body and loneliness. Of course there is also a love story in the (background about which I will not say too much). Driss is a young offender who turns up for an interview, but he is not really looking forward to getting the job. However, to his surprise, he is hired. The two men then develop a close friendship.

The film is not star-studded but the acting is really good. The script is the strongest point of this movie because it was written by life – the film is based on a true story. It is also beautifully directed and not as boring as other films of this type.

“The Intouchables” is an uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility. It has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe so if you have not seen it yet you should go to the cinema as soon as you can!