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Intouchables

intouchables, a level french





Intouchables-Nakache et Toledano


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Nakache and Toledano had worked with Omar Sy on a number of projects and when this extract from the life of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo's autobiography Le second souffle was worked up into a script, he seemed to be the perfect vehicle for the ex-gaol bird male attendant to quadriplegic Philippe. In Le second souffle, Abde, the original carer, l is a north African whose wilfulness and casual attitude towards seeing to the needs of his boss appeal to the millionaire who hates to be treated as a victim.

The film chronicles the development of the mutually beneficial relationship between Philippe and Driss (Abdel) from unlikely beginnings; Driss is a stereotypical under-educated inhabitant of the suburbs, kicked out by his step-mother whose lifestyle clashes hopelessly with the luxurious, money-no-object background of Philippe. However, as in life "le courant passe" and straight-talking, impetuous Driss starts to make life worth living again for a man who for all his money is finding it hard to reassert himself after his catastrophic hang-gliding accident.

In the same vein as Les Choristes or Amélie, this is the feel-good film par excellence with many amusing comedic moments; the film is thoroughly enjoyed by students and despite being relatively shallow in terms of the socio-cultural analysis can be studied from many points of view including what elements contribute to making a popular hit piece of entertainment: this is an interesting subject of study in that few films achieve this status.












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What's in the unit:-
Detailed gapped summary of the film
Detailed questions
Character profile guide (translation to and from French
Direct/Indirect speech activity
Contextualized grammar
A factor-present participle, passive, subjunctive
Multiple tense guide (Tensinator)
Essay planning tool with sample essay
Sample essay based on plan
Useful links

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