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Co-Directors Of French Blockbuster "Intouchables" Talk "Magical Negro" Comparisons

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 23, 2012 at 11:52AM

It opens this Friday, May 25, in the USA, after a year of coverage of the French film here on S&A. So those of you Stateside will finally get to experience The Intouchables for yourselves... assuming you're interested of course.
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Intouchables

It opens this Friday, May 25, in the USA, after a year of coverage of the French film here on S&A. So those of you Stateside will finally get to experience The Intouchables for yourselves... assuming you're interested of course.

I saw it about 2 weeks ago, and will be posting a review in the next 24 hours; we also got the opportunity to interview the star of the film, multiple award winner Omar Sy, earlier this week - an interview that will be posted also within the next 24 hours.

In the meantime, check out ReelBlack TV's interview with the directors of the film, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, in which they discuss, what else, the film; specifically, the attacks against the film as yet another so-called feel-good movie that promotes a the supporting stock character archetype known as the Magical Negro.

I think you'll find their responses quite interesting:

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