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Tag: The Intouchables

Lupin (2021)–The Gentleman Thief

Based upon a popular 1905 collection of short stories about a gentleman thief, Arsène Lupin, written by the French mystery writer, Maurice Leblanc, the three-season blockbuster Netflix Lupin series (2021)  is a reimagining of  the legendary thief in present-day Paris. Lupin is the equivalent of a French Sherlock Holmes with some important differences. In flashbacks  the young Assane Diop (Omar Sy of “The Intouchables”, see March 27, 2013 review)  endures a travesty of justice that imprisons his beloved Senegalese immigrant father.   Growing up in a foster home, Assane...

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“The Sessions”, “NoBody’s Perfect”, and “The Intouchables”: Twisted Bodies, Open Minds

Recently, we have seen a series of engaging movies portraying handicapped people without pity.   These three deal with body image in the nearly unexplored territory of the disabled: “The Sessions”, “NoBody’s Perfect” and “The Intouchables”.  All three are surprisingly gentle yet fearless journeys into the human needs of sexuality and respect. “The Sessions”, nominated for multiple Academy Awards, reveals the often unacknowledged and ignored subject of human sexuality for the disabled.  Based upon a true story, the severely handicapped Mark...

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