Intouchables (Untouchable) trailer says great things
The Intouchables trailer looks fantastic and had me laughing out loud with its genuine humour a couple of times as well as really touching me quite easily it has to be said. Its trailers like these that really can make trailers something special, something more akin to the film itself, and in this case it does.
Intouchables, or Untouchable as the second name seems to be, comes from writers and directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache who took the true story of two very different men, played by François Cluzet and Omar Sy, and brought them together, one a rich quadriplegic and the other a man from the projects.
You can tell already that Intouchables has a few strong moralistic stories to tell, one of never giving up on life and the other of never pre-judging people and giving them a chance, and even from the trailer it looks like this film is set to tell those stories beautifully and without any preaching.
Omar Sy is receiving a lot of recognition for his role in the film as Driss, the unemployed and short tempered Algerian who is chosen by Philippe to become his carer. Philippe, played by , was once a high flying businessman and social leader who became a quadriplegic after a paragliding accident and has now a very cynical and flattened idea of life, and together they help each other find a new understanding of both each other, the groups they represent and of life.
You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers, found through Deadline, and you really should see it for it's a strong trailer that does manage to grab your attention through the genuine closeness you see through the characters and the humour, and all in such a short space of time. It's totally sold me on the film.
Apparently though it has raised some controversy from right-wing voices in France with French politician Jean Marie Le Pen saying that it shone far too positive a light on the French immigrant community. Well likewise you could say it shines too positive a light on rich French businessmen or social leaders nay even politicians, those corrupt, self-serving people. Let's hope it's a big success and Pen can shove it.