24th May 2018

ReAdiNg loG #1

AS 90854 Reading Record Sheet – Draft Ideas 2018  ‘Highly Recommended’


Student Name: Fletcher Cavanagh

Text Title: The Intouchables

Director: Oliver Nakache & Eric Toledano


Text Type (circle): movie 


Date Finished:  24th May 2018


Brief outline of plot (2-3 sentences):  

The plot of the movie is a very wealthy quadriplegic living in paris France named Phillipe posso di borgo required a new live-in, a young Senegalese immigrant named Driss applies up the job in a effort to receive unemployment benefit but Phillipe accepts his application and they develop a strong friendship.  


What theme/s are addressed in the text? How is the theme explored in this text? Use specific examples/quotes

A key theme from the movie, The theme of taking risks is found often in the Film “The Untouchables,” an example of a major risk being taken in the film is when phillipe lets Driss have a job looking after him. this was a very risky move for Phillipe as he is quadriplegic meaning that he needs a lot of help and the jobs that need to be done have to be done well and carefully. he choose to hire Driss who is a reckless, thoughtless and unqualified instead of employing a very posh, caring and qualified caretaker who can be more helpful and more reliable then Driss. he instead chooses Driss for the excitement, the trill and fun that comes with him. this is a very risky move as he also had little background knowledge of Driss meaning he could be dangerous. he took this risk anyway as with no risk there can be no reward and because of this risk phillipe gained a great caretaker and a life long friend

How does this text connect with the rest of the world (socially, culturally, politically, historically) Use specific examples/quotes

This film connects to the rest of the world socially as it shows us that there is great potential outside the usual


How/What does this text teach us/you about society and the world we live in (setting/themes/characters/plot) Use specific examples/quotes




How/does this text connect to your personal experiences or viewpoints?



Explain why you would recommend this text (writing style/ideas/structure/language features used) Use specific examples/quotes




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