"The Intouchables" is a 2011 French comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. It stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. Nine weeks after its release in France on 2 November 2011, it became the second biggest box office hit in France.
In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire that is interviewing candidates for the position of his caretaker with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks to Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position to receive his unemployment insurance. Philippe challenges Driss and offers a period of adaptation of one week to him to gain experience helping him. Then Driss would decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the bet and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees.
PS: After reading many American reviews, I want to tell you all up front that this movie is not racist. The movie was aiming at showing the reality of the world with humor; and also, focusing on depicting a magnificent and inspiring friendship story starting as a simple job.
Do not watch this movie if you read too many reviews talking about racism. On the other hand, you should watch this movie with an open mind and focus on the beauty of the unexpected things that happen in life. No matter how bad can things be sometimes, someone or something might come along and brighten your world.