There seems to be something that’s been added to the French water supply the past couple of years as they seem create some extra ordinary feel good films. Last year it was The Artist and later this month we might just have the second one, Untouchable and tonight we’ve been sent the film’s UK trailer. Starring François Cluzet (Little White Lies), Omar Sy (Micmacs) a film that’s boasting worldwide box office sales, out grossing the likes of Harry Potter, Titanic, Marvel’s The Avengers in certain parts of the world making it France’s second biggest box office hit of all time.Surprise surprise Bob and Harvey Weinstein just happen to be the films executive producers just like The Artist!
The film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a disabled millionaire (François Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy). The pair who, on the surface, seem to have nothing in common find a camaraderie rooted in honesty and humour in one of the must-see films of 2012.
Directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache and also starring Audrey Fleurot (‘Spiral’), the film was nominated for a total of nine 2012 César Awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars, including Best Picture, and won Best Actor for breakout star Omar Sy. The film also won the Grand Prix award at the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival. UNTOUCHABLE has received Audience Awards from U.S film festivals including San Francisco Film Festival, COL COA and the Nashville Film Festival.
With massive box office sales I would not at all be surprise if this one picks up even more awards, maybe Oscars? Who knows! No one expected The Artist to do so well until the awards season kicked off and we know the rest is history. The biggest winner from this film could be its star Omar Sy which could see him get some bigger roles not just in his homeland of France possibly Hollywood!
Untouchable will get a limited release on September 21st in London, with the film going on general release on 28th September. Audrey Fleurot, Anne Le Ny and Clotilde Mollet also star