The Untouchables Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano


Brief outline of the plot:

The film The Untouchables Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, retells the gripping true story of the unlikely bond between Driss and Philippe. Philippe, a wealthy quadriplegic who suffered in a tragic paragliding accident , hires a poor young man to become his live-in caretaker. Although the two lead very different lives, they develop a strong connection and friendship despite all odds.


What themes are addressed in the text? How is the theme explored in the text? Use specific examples/quotes:

A theme that was displayed in the film was the idea of how two very different people can be friends and change each other’s lives for the better. Philippe, a filthy rich aristocrat, had more money than he knew what to do with. He was bored with his lonely existence, bound to his wheelchair, and seeked an exciting life without pity. Driss on the other hand, is a troublesome senegalese man from the rough areas of paris. He was recently released from prison and is very poor. These two characters couldn’t be more different, but as it slowly turns out

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