One of my favourite movies of the year, The Intouchables tells the story of a wealthy aristocrat quadriplegic who hires the services of a young, seemingly inappropriate young carer from the wrong side of the tracks.
Brazenly flouting politically correct protocol, the previously unemployed and inexperienced carer proves a tonic for his patient. Through his unorthodox methods, he opens his eyes to a world he thought he could no longer be a part of.
An unlikely bond is formed by the two and through a series of often amusing, often heart-warming episodes; they embark on a heart-warming journey, each learning valuable life lessons from the other.
The movie is based on a true story which makes it all the more appealing. Don’t miss it.
The Intouchables is a French sub-titled film.