Get hold of this film: Untouchable

Staying in is the new going out, they say. If all films were as charming as Untouchable, the streets might well be empty of an evening.

The film tells the story of Senegalese Driss, who is down on his luck and gets a job looking after wealthy, wheelchair-bound Philippe. He attends the interview just so that he can claim state benefits, and he takes up his new position reluctantly.

Without wishing to give too much of the plot away – it’s pretty much laid out for you in the first scene anyway – the pair bond.

The film was a huge success in France, earning Omar Sy (Driss) a César for his performance.

Deep it isn’t, but if you’re looking for a good excuse to put your feet up in front of the TV on a Saturday night, look no further. French feel-good films don’t come much better than this.

It’s readily available on Amazon.co.uk for less than £7 too. Bargain.

This entry was published on Sunday, 5 January 2014 at 09:25. It’s filed under Film and music and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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