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Untouchable

#1 Post by hdaniel82 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:34 pm

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.

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Re: Untouchable

#2 Post by mandmc10 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:50 am

I saw it on DVD under another name (1+1) and not in english. It's a very good film .I enjoyed it and would love to see it again! Highly recommended!

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#3 Post by Beate » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:15 am

It's taken Germany by storm under the stupidly ungrammatical title "Ziemlich beste Freunde" (Rather best friends). Really, if there is something the Germans are good at (apart from making cars) it's giving foreign films idiotic German titles.
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Re: Untouchable

#4 Post by Celini » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:38 am

mandmc10 wrote:I saw it on DVD under another name (1+1) and not in english. It's a very good film .I enjoyed it and would love to see it again! Highly recommended!
are you sure you're talking about the same film?
I don't quite understand why it would have been called 1+1??
the original title is intouchables

edit: Just checked IMDb, 1+1 is the Russian/Ukranian title :confused:
this is really odd, at least the German title do relate to the film content!
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#5 Post by Beate » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:55 am

There is an interesting article in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph. I would post a link if I could find it. It's basically an interview with both real life stars whose story made the film - I didn't know this is actually based on true events! There is apparently talk about an English remake with Colin Firth in it. Geez, can we have the original first? What's this obsession with remakes of foreign language films anyway?
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Re: Untouchable

#6 Post by Jayman » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:53 pm

It's based on a true story, yes but Algerian-born Abdel Sellou's race has been changed to the Senegalese Driss (played by the magnificent Omar Sy).

BTW Wtf is the real title of the movie? IMDB has it as Untouchable and Intouchables but the poster has it as The Intouchables.
Is "Intouchable" a real English word?
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#7 Post by Celini » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:05 pm

it just sounds like a badly Anglicised title, the original title in French is "Intouchables", plural, no article, so this should be an adjective and not a noun, hence the proper translation being "untouchable"
Omar is indeed really good in this film, he "stole" the Cesar to Jean Dujardin as best lead actor ;)
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#8 Post by Jayman » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:10 pm

I agree. He is extremely charismatic in this movie - steals every scene he's in.
As fluffy and cheesy as the movie is, his performance makes it absolutely believable.
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#9 Post by Beate » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:49 pm

Celini wrote:it just sounds like a badly Anglicised title, the original title in French is "Intouchables", plural, no article, so this should be an adjective and not a noun, hence the proper translation being "untouchable"
Which doesn't stop everyone asking for tickets to "The Untouchables" as if they were in any way to do with The Expendables or The Incredibles or any other "ables" films out there.
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Re: Untouchable

#10 Post by Jayman » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:50 pm

The Untouchables is a brilliant 1987 De Palma Gangster flick.

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