Friday, August 17, 2012
Meet the memoir behind the movie "Intouchables"
The film is based on a true story, about a wealthy invalid who hires a caretaker who isn't really interested in the job... and it artfully plays out their growing friendship. Both of the main characters are fascinating, and brilliantly acted by Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy.
The caretaker in the story, Abdel Sellou (called "Driss" in the film) released a memoir in June, and it's now available on Kindle. It's worth a look for a story that will bolster your faith in humanity.
In the book's preface, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo touchingly describes their relationship as one of "never revisiting the past, never projecting ourselves in the future, and most important, living, or surviving, in the moment."
You can read an online sample at this link:
Enjoy, and let us know your thoughts about the book and/or the movie!