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Tue 26 March – UNTOUCHABLE film screening by The White Bus @ LCC

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Untouchable is a French comedy drama charting an unusual friendship.

 

112mins : 2011 : Certificate ‘15’ : Subtitles

Paul (François Cluzet), a rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the world and unable to care for himself in even the most basic ways, he employs young Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) as his carer. Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.

It’s easy to see what made Untouchable such a massive success in France; the movie has the sweet sincerity and uplifting conclusion that make for a classic feel-good experience. The chemistry between the two leads is undeniable: Sy, who won the French equivalent of the Oscar, is a dynamic and charismatic performer, while Cluzet’s understated performance perfectly conveys Philippe’s frustrations.

Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy bring a touching humanity to their characterisations Sight & Sound

We feel real affection for the characters: what makes them happy makes us happy Chicago Sun-Times

Organised by The White Bus.

Leigh Community Centre : 7.30pm : £6.00

Cafe Valise Bar opens 6pm.
Tickets available in advance from Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 1SP (tel: 01702 477248) or on the door.