Movies, Pick of the Week

The Intouchables

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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.


Olivier NakacheEric Toledano


Olivier NakacheEric Toledano


François Cluzet and Omar Sy

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Lois Nicholls is an Australian freelance journalist. She is also the author of "Aussie, Actually," which captures her heartfelt experiences as a South African migrant living in Australia. Her second book, "Bye-bye Bikini", published in August 2018, is a series of frank and humorous essays navigating everyday life from the perspective of a fifty-something former newspaper and magazine journalist. Her first children's book, "What Dog is That?" available in hardcopy from was published in May 2019. Her books on Amazon: