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Based on a real-life relationship, the odd couple of this film is composed of Philippe (François Cluzet), a millionaire paralyzed in a paragliding accident, and Driss (César-winning Omar Sy), a street hood by way of Senegal. White, black; rich, poor; immobile and extremely animated—Philippe and Driss are opposite in nearly every way. Their paths would never even cross were it not for the paperwork Driss needs signed to show he’s looking for work in order to qualify for state assistance. Tired of waiting to interview for a job he surely won’t get, he storms into Philippe’s office and slaps the form on his desk. Unable to move from the neck down, Philippe of course can’t fill it out, so he asks Driss to return in the morning. Impressed with Driss’ forthrightness and the fact that he actually comes back the next day, Philippe offers him a job. It’s the best thing to happen to both of them. Energetically paced by editor Dorian Rigal-Ansous and scored by Ludovico Einaudi, the immensely enjoyable Intouchables hinges on this central relationship but also broaches social taboos with a politically incorrect wit that flays what’s considered off-limits: socioeconomic disparity, race relations and especially physical disability. The filmmakers aren’t afraid to “go there,” and that they do elevates the sincerely feel-good material to larger cultural relevance. —Annlee Ellingson