By Kate Rodger
France's entry into the Oscars race is The Intouchables.
The story of an aristocratic paraplegic and a down and out from the French slums he hires as his caregiver.
With such potential for cliche, and not without its share of broad strokes character and plot-wise, The Intouchables as a cinematic experience was such a joyous one, life-affirming and hilarious.
Loved it - five stars.
Director: Olivier Nakache andEric Toledano
Starring: François Cluzet,Omar Sy,Anne Le Ny,Audrey Fleurot,Clotilde Mollet,Cyril Mendy,Alba Gaïa Bellugi,Christian Ameri
Running Time: 112 mins
Rating: M - contains drug use & offensive language
Release Date: October 25, 2012
Trailer: Watch here