Omar Sy, French movie icon

By Abdourahman Waberi
Released only a week ago, ‘Intouchables’ the film (by Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache, France, length: 1h52min) is having the most amazing success in France since Harry Potter hit. Supported by a duo of fantastic actors: François Cluzet playing Philippe (a while billionnaire paralyzed in a wheelchair) and Omar Sy as Driss (his young out-of-the banlieue black help).  Here‘s a link to the trailer (in French). More than 2.5 millions viewers have already hailed that sweet and sour comedy. Omar Sy (with his stand up comedy partner Fred) has was discovered by the Canal Plus cable channel, just like the actor and humorist Jamel Debbouze. Omar Sy, Jamel Debbouze, rapper La Fouine and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka all have one thing in common: they were born and raised at Trappes, a poor city not far from Versailles. Big Omar (he’s 6.3 feet and even richer in talent and funnier ) is rumoured to get a César Award for Best Actor in February 2012. And France will surely boast of at least one Black movie icon.

Photo Credit: Prakash Topsy.

2 thoughts on “Omar Sy, French movie icon

  1. Fantastic movie, I think I will go see it one more time and I will definitelly buy a DVD. Casting is superb, script is fresh and well balanced, chemistry among characters fantastic…This movie has it all. Give us more of that, Hollywood sucks!

  2. One of the best movies we have seen this year. The acting was amazing as well as the script writing. Thank you to all the people who were part of making this movie.

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