PS: Face-Off: It's the Same Old Intouchables Story
On 20 March 2012, the Intouchables (2011) became the highest-grossing movie in a language other than English in the world. It eventually reached a worldwide box office of $426,588,510 and held the title for the next four years. In 2017, it was displaced from its top spot by a tsunami of home-grown Chinese language movies that topped its haul in box office receipts. However, the universally inspirational story has continued to spread it's story around the globe with adaptations in different languages. The story continues to sell tickets, albeit mostly through these worldly remake including its latest remakes, The Upside (2017) which debuted at #1 in 2019.
Which worldly telling, inspired by the true story* of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou, of the same story is your favorite version? *adapted from the autobiographical tale Le Second Souffle
Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou
true story as told in the autobiographical tale Le Second Souffle
The Upside 2017 | Movie
English-language remake from the United States
Inseparables 2016 | Movie 6.1 (484)
Spanish-language remake from Argentina
Oopiri 2016 | Movie 8.0 (3,142)
Tamil-language Telugu remake from India
The Intouchables 2011 | Movie 8.5 (641,905)
French-language original from France
Live Poll: TBD
See the partial list of worldly The Intouchables and its remakes here:https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045647005/
The latest remake, Neil Burger's The Upside, starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It is scheduled for a wide release in theaters on January 11, 2019 (USA). The Hindi-language remake from India, working titled, Mohit Suri's Next starring Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan has been announced and is currently in-development.