The Intouchables is one of the highest grossing non-English language films of all time, and tells the story of the improbable friendship between Philippe, a wealthy quadriplegic and Driss, a young offender of Senegalese descent who is hired as his live-in caregiver. Philippe, a widower living in Paris with his teenage daughter, hires Driss, a recently released ex-con, because of his brutal straightforwardness and lack of pity. Based on a true story the Intouchables is a well-executed and thoroughly enjoyable culture-clash comedy about a friendship that transcends the social and economic divide.
The movie is in French, with English subtitles, and showing at The Vogue, Fernie at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 1.
Tickets: Available at the door and online
Members: $9/adult; $8/youth
Standard: $10/adult; $9/youth