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ReThink Review: The Intouchables - France's 'Magic Negro,' or Something More?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

By making Driss and Philippe fully realized characters (the film is based on a true story) with histories and lots to learn about life and each other, The Intouchables manages to escape the trappings of the Magic Negro genre.

Directors: Intouchables Not About Race

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

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.

The Intouchables and Its Filmmakers: Subversive, Exceptional and Unapologetically Real

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

The real magic of the movies lies in the filmmakers' ability to transport their audiences to places they have never been and wish they could inhabit. Such is the case with the upcoming release of The Intouchables.

Movie Review: The Intouchables

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a true story, The Intouchables is a movie that already has been tarred with the condescending brush of American critics who mischaracterize it as patronizing to the character of Driss.

The Not-So-Subtle Racism of the New French Film "Intouchables"

ARTINFO | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

When Harvey Weinstein releases the French movie "Intouchables" (Untouchable) this May, he is probably hoping to repeat the success he had with "The Ar...

Harvey Weinstein's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema Gets Political

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

It's a great year for Harvey Weinstein. The Weinstein Company co-chairman is the 2012 recipient of the Legion d' Honneur awarded by France's Presiden...