Based on a true story, The Intouchables tells the story of Philippe, a quadriplegic who hires a Senegalese immigrant named Driss as his caregiver. Driss, just out of prison for robbery, seems an unlikely choice -- but he and Philippe develop a bond that goes beyond employer-employee.
Why French films? If you watch the below five titles, you'll know it. But to put it into words, French film to me is: aesthetics, subtleties, sensuality. Like no other filmmakers, the French understand the art of communicating without telling.
Suffice to say, with Jean Dujardin winning the Oscar for his role in The Artist, all eyes are on France now; will they be able to repeat that success with films crossing the pond this year, like Cloclo and The Intouchables