What does the music of Earth, Wind and Fire have to do with a French subtitled film about a quadriplegic nobleman and his caretaker from the projects? Watch "The Untouchables" and find out.
This Golden Globe nominated comedy/drama broke box office records in its native France. On-location scenery, smart dialogue and '70s funk music make for some uplifting movie moments.
Based on a true story, the film delicately and humorously tells the story of two men from vastly different lifestyles who come together when one becomes the others caregiver. Their story says a lot about what truly paralyzes a person.
Reminiscent of a French "Rain Main," this film may not be everyone's cup of champagne, but I found "The Intouchables" very touching. You can also check out the basis for this true story in the book, "You Changed My Life".
--Laura S., Sachs Branch