Image of Omar Sy pushing François Cluzet in wheelchair. Scene in French movie "Untouchables"

Event Location – TBD

POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

We are cancelling the AFSR Soirée Cinéma in March due to the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus (coronavirus) as we begin following the California Department of Health guidelines of minimizing small group gatherings. We will reschedule this event for a future date.

Merci for your understanding and be safe.

Intouchables (2011) – In French with English subtitles

The Alliance Française de Santa Rosa invites you to join us at our French film night this March with an uplifting drama/comedy – Intouchables – starring Omar Sy and François Cluzet, and inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his French-Algerian caregiver Abdel Sellou. The movie was a box office hit in France (second to Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis) that a US adaptation, “The Upside” starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman came out a few years later.

Friday, March 27, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm @ TBD

Join friends, students, and members of the Alliance Française de Santa Rosa to view this inspiring and hilarious movie !

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Synopsis:

A la suite d’un accident de parapente, Philippe, riche aristocrate, engage comme aide à domicile Driss, un jeune de banlieue tout juste sorti de prison. Bref la personne la moins adaptée pour le job. Ensemble ils vont faire cohabiter Vivaldi et Earth Wind and Fire, le verbe et la vanne, les costumes et les bas de survêtement… Deux univers vont se télescoper, s’apprivoiser, pour donner naissance à une amitié aussi dingue, drôle et forte qu’inattendue, une relation unique qui fera des étincelles et qui les rendra… Intouchables.

View Rogert Ebert’s review of this memorable story.