Saturday, 22 September 2012

Untouchable Directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano Interview

 Untouchable directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano have a lot to smile about. Their little French film about an aristocrat quadriplegic (François Cluzet) and his caretaker from the projects (Omar Sy) has had international success at countless awards ceremonies and film festivals; it’s also blown all box office expectations out of the water. Nominated for nine Cesar awards (the French Oscars) but winning only won for Best Actor (the irresistible Omar Sy), the directors are now in London ahead of the UK release of the film this Friday.

The Weinstein Company are distributing Untouchable and after such incredible success across the globe, Nakache and Toledano are hoping the film will be as warmly embraced in the UK as it has been in the rest of the world.

I was lucky enough to catch up with directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano to talk to them about their brilliant success. Head on over to Filmoria to read the full interview and to find out what the pair had to say about tackling a comedy drama dealing with the thorny issues of race and disability, how they feel about a US remake of the film that has brought them such huge international success and why they say the UK is a big influence on their style of comedy.

To can also read my review of Untouchable here.

 Untouchable is released in the UK on Friday 21st September.

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