Reeve foundation honors ‘Intouchables’

Pic is first ever to be honored by org

French pic “The Intouchables” will be adding yet another honor to its trophy case: the first movie to ever be honored by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Feel-good dramedy is based on the true story of the unlikely companionship between a recently paralyzed millionaire and his caretaker from the projects.

“Intouchables” is the third highest-grossing film of all time in France and highest grossing French film in Germany, earning a boffo B.O of over $358 million worldwide. It won the Audience award at the San Francisco, Florida, Nashville, Wisconsin, and ColCoa Film Festivals.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, originally founded as the American Paralysis Foundation in 1982 before being re-charged by the couple following the actor’s paralysis after a horseback riding accident, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the disabled, as well as finding new treatments and cures for paralysis.

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