There’s an excitement when we get to enter another world, and this has been particularly true for me in these latter pandemic days. I have been able to enjoy other worlds by watching fun foreign films.They’ve helped keep life fresh and interesting! If this coping mechanism interests you, I recommend a 2011 French film called The Intouchables. Based on a true story, the film follows two endearing characters who develop an unlikely friendship. In fact, the movie has been redone in English – The Upside – with actors Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman in 2017. While entertaining, the English rendition pales in comparison to the French. The Intouchables is by no means perfect. However, it is likeable and has been well-received by the public. It is a great companion for an easygoing and relaxing afternoon or evening. So, turn on the subtitles (for non-French speakers), grab a bowl of popcorn (recommended for all audiences) and get ready for an amusing ride with Omar Sy, François Cluzet, Anne Le Ny, and others who make this film quite enjoyable!
If you appreciated the experience and would like to keep dabbling in the world of foreign films and TV shows, here is a short list of varied genres that I have recently enjoyed: The Three Idiots (India/Hindi), Roma (Mexico/Spanish), Lupin (TV series/French) and Dark (TV Series/German).
Here’s what our other reviewers are recommending:
- Harmonize the Moon by Michael Feuerstack (listen)
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons (play)
- Midsomer Murders, Amazon Prime (watch)
- March by John Lewis (read)
- The Chief Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny (read)
- Unlocking Us podcast by Brené Brown (listen)
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