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"Sometimes you have to reach into someone else's world to find out what's missing in your own."

The Intouchables begins in Paris with Driss driving Philippe's expensive car at high speed, catching the police's attention. Driss doubles a bet he has with Philippe, confident that they can get a police escort. Driss lies about quadriplegic Philippe needing to be driven to the ER, while Philippe convincingly pretending to have a stroke.

The film then flashes back to Philippe interviewing for positions as his live-in caregiver. Driss attends solely to extend his welfare, and is told to return the following morning for his mark. He then heads to a tiny apartment he shares with extended family, only to be kicked out for failing to get a job.

Driss returns to discover that he's earned a trial period, learning of Philippe's disabilities and following him everywhere. Driss dutifully cares for Philippe, with Philippe explaining how he lost his limbs. Philippe also introduces Driss to culture and to painting. During Phillipe's birthday, a private concert is held in the living room. Driss and Philippe exchange musical passions, with Boogie Wonderland being played on behalf of Driss.

Driss learns that Philippe has a pen pal named Eléonore. He encourages Philippe to meet her, but Philippe worries she'd react poorly to his disability. Driss eventually coaxes him to call her. He initially agrees to send a photo of himself in his wheelchair, but has his aide send a photo of himself before the accident. The two agree to a date, but Philippe gets cold feet. Philippe then invites Driss to join him for paragliding and also hands him an envelope containing the money from selling Driss' painting.

After his troubled cousin shows up, Driss explains his whirlwind of a family history to Philippe. Philippe realizes the support that Driss needs to give his family and releasing him from pushing a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Driss returns home, joining friends and helping family. Driss' experience with Philippe earns him a transporting job; while Philippe finds himself unhappy with the caregivers replacing Driss, to the point of depression. Philippe's aide becomes worried and drives Philippe in his car, bringing the film up to the events of the opening scenes.

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| 2011 | 1 hr 53 min | 8.5/10
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Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
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French
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