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No laughing matter? Navigating political (in)correctness in Intouchables

King, Gemma


The second most commercially successful domestic film of all time in France, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s 2011 comedy Intouchables thrusts issues of multiculturalism, humour, and political (in)correctness into the spotlight. The subject of polarized reviews, the film is at once progressive and conservative. On the one hand, it portrays cultural stereotyping, predatory sexual behaviour, and problematic representations of black and disabled characters as comedic devices. But on the other,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Francospheres
DOI: 10.3828/franc.2018.1


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