|Sent on:||Friday, April 20, 2012 1:01 PM|
Chers Les Compagnons,
We have extra tickets for the film 'The Intouchables' - two for the 3:00pm show and two for the 7:00pm show. We are giving them away at face value. The show is soldout.
Please contact us, if you are interested.
CLOSING NIGHTThe Intouchables
ERIC TOLEDANO , OLIVIER NAKACHE
France, 2011, 112 minutes, 35mm, Color
Following in the footsteps of classic Hollywood "buddy" films like the 1968 hit The Odd Couple, The Intouchables shattered box-office records to become the second most successful French film of all time – the icing on the cake of a truly triumphant year in French cinema. Inspired by real events, filmmakers Nakache and Toledano infuse this fact-based film with animated humor and life to tell the story of an unlikely friendship between a handicapped white millionaire and his strong-willed Senegalese caretaker. Paralyzed from the neck down due to a paragliding accident, Philippe (Tell No One star François Cluzet) seeks to hire a new live-in caretaker. On the other side of town, in the gritty Parisian banlieues, lives Driss (Omar Sy, in a breakout performance), a recently paroled convict who applies as a way of prolonging receipt of his welfare payments – and somehow lands the job. Through many comic moments of trial and error, Driss begins to see how much work Philippe requires, not just for his health but (perhaps more importantly) for his spirit. As these two men from very different worlds grow close, their differences take a backseat as they share in the joy and pain of each other's lives in this hilarious and heartwarming crowd-pleaser. —Society of Lincoln Center, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
In French with English subtitles
Reception from 5:15 to 7:00 PMSunday April 22 3:00 PM Embassy of France $20.00 Buy Tickets Sunday April 22 7:00 PM Embassy of France $20.00 Buy Tickets