The tale of an unlikely friendship

The Intouchables is one of the highest grossing non-English language films of all time

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

 

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