The unconventional comedy Untouchable, about a quadriplegic millionaire and his immigrant carer, is on course to be one of the biggest French cinema hits of all time and may represent France at next year’s Oscars.
“From the people that brought you The Artist,” cries the poster for the French comedy Untouchable.
The tagline is a bold and obvious statement of the film’s intent to recreate the critical success of the winner of 2012’s best picture Oscar. In financial terms, though, Untouchable has already surpassed it.
Released nationwide on Friday following a week in London cinemas, the comedy charts the relationship between a wealthy white quadriplegic who has been crippled in a paragliding accident and the young, black ex-convict he hires as his latest carer.