Wednesday, January 30, 2013

‘Intouchables’ at Star cineplex

DHAKA: World famous French comedy drama ‘Intouchables’ with both English dubbing and subtitles hit Star Cineplex in Basundhara City Shopping Mall in city’s Panthapath area.

French ambassador to Bangladesh Jacques Costilhes and Star Cineplex managing director Mahboob Rahman attended the ‘Intouchables’ Dhaka premiere Tuesday evening.

Directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, this 2011 film has earned acclaims and accolades in different countries.

The stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy draw audience`s attention and empathy all the time.

According to Wikipedia, just nine weeks after its release in France on November 2 in 2011, `Intouchables` touched thousands of moviegoers. It became the second biggest box office hit in France, just behind the 2008 film ‘Welcome to the Sticks`.

The film, which presents the story of two men told as a flashback, has received several award nominations. In France, it was nominated for eight César Awards.

Omar Sy earned the César Award for Best Actor.

‘Intouchables’ also earned David di Donatello for Best European Film, Grand Prix Award in Tokyo International Film Festival and Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Based in Paris, the story presents a Senegalese origin French called Driss derived from Idriss (performed by Sy) taking care of a French tycoon Philippe (performed by Cluzet).

The film begins with the scene Driss breaks the traffic rule in driving Philippe`s car. Soon after, police chase them and when they are caught, Driss, earns an escort from police as if they were in tremendously hurry.

Driss claims that he is urgently driving to take the quadriplegic Philippe to a hospital.

Philippe pretends to have a stroke and they fool police officers by escorting them to hospital.

As the police leave them at the hospital, Philippe asks what to they do now. Driss answers, ‘now let me take care of it’. Until the last scene Driss takes care both of Philippe and the audience.

Based on a true story `Intouchables` presents `Driss` and `Philippe` who have been living in Senegal and Morocco respectively.
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