Les Intouchables is interesting French movie portraying a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a black Muslim man from the Parisian projects. Nine weeks after its French release Les Intouchables became the second most successful French film of all time in ticket numbers.
“The feel-good dramatic comedy has become a cultural phenomenon in France where it was voted cultural event of the year 2011 by 52% of the French.” (Source: Wikipedia)
The May 25 US release of the the movie will have limited distribution. A Variety review declared the movie offensive,
Though never known for their subtlety, French co-helmers/scripters Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache have never delivered a film as offensive as “Untouchable,” which flings about the kind of Uncle Tom racism one hopes has permanently exited American screens. The Weinstein Co., which has bought remake rights, will need to commission a massive rewrite to make palatable this cringe-worthy comedy about a rich, white quadriplegic hiring a black man from the projects to be his caretaker, exposing him to “culture” while learning to loosen up. Sadly, this claptrap will do boffo Euro biz