The Untouchable (L' Intouchable) Reviews
The gist is that a young French actress discovers that her father was an Indian man her mother had a fling with. She flies over to India to find him. Cue many slow scenes of Jeanne on the plane, in the airport, having a very unique massage and befriending a gay man who takes her to a convent to meet a relative who became a nun (another strange scene which doesn't make a lot of sense or is properly explained). I guess it's like life, not everything has an explanation or is neatly tied up at the end, but it was quite a frustrating movie, for me, in that I felt like I had no real idea what I just watched.
The actress who plays Jeanne is beautiful and i liked the scenes of India (although no way no how does it tempt me to visit). It's a nicely filmed movie, but just too open for my liking.
This movie does not have die-hard action or very typical story that can be squeezed into "common:movie:box".
(Who says btw that ALL of the French movies have to be in exactly same type/form?!?)
I liked the simplicity of the movie!
It was more about showing life in India, and main character's meetings with different people there, than trying to reach any specific conqlusion.
It opens up thoughts and questions in you, but it doesn't really lead to any concrete answers, which works with this movie surprisingly well.
If you are interested of India, or Asia in general, it should be an interesting movie for you to watch.
But it is good to know basic issues in (modern) India, to recognize those subtle hints of them that are kind of shining through throughout this movie.