THE INTOUCHABLES (INTOUCHABLES)

Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano 2012 | 112 min.

Section: Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: France

Languages: French, with English subtitles

Genres: Comedy, Drama


Synopsis

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An extremely wealthy widower, fiftyish Philippe lives with his teenage daughter Elisa in an opulently luxurious Paris apartment. Hiring a new caretaker to assist him with his daily physical needs, he rejects various highly qualified candidates in favor of Driss, who has only applied for the job to ensure he keeps getting welfare payments.

A recently released ex-con, the thirtyish Driss's brash confidence and sometimes brutal straightforwardness impress the jaded Philippe, who has become tired of the "pitying" attentions of his previous helpers. Driss faces a steep learning curve in his transition from the projects to Philippe's palatial pad, but this new arrangement quickly starts paying some unexpected dividends for both parties.  A box office smash in France, HIFF is proud to present THE INTOUCHABLES.

Screenings

Thursday, April 19 6:30 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Screenwriter Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Producer Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Cast Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Cinematographer Mathieu Vadepied
Editor Dorian Rigal-Ansous