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The Intouchables: ‘You can’t give up, you’re still alive…’

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‘The Intouchables’ tells the  story of a wealthy, physically disabled French aristocrat, , who has lost his wife in an accident and whose world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored, black Muslim ex-con as his caretaker. Their bond proves the power and omniscience that love and friendship can hold over all social and economic differences.

Besides the heart wrenching story-line, the movie is remarkable for its sound tracks ranging from soft sensitive melodies to jazz and pop bringing out the exuberance and joy of a life fully lived.

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The piano recitals by the great Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi adds a touch of pathos to the story line, especially ‘Fly’ and Una Mattina:

The Boogie Wonderland song to which Eddy dances to in this movie is by the 70’s Afro-American group – Earth Wind and Fire which was described by Rolling Stones as the band that   “changed the sound of black pop”:

Another remarkable song is Feeling Good by Nina Simone. Besides ‘The Intouchable’ this song has been used as a background score for many Hollywood movies and T.V. shows including ‘Point of No Return’, and ‘Person of Interest’:

Feeling Good (Lyrics)

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by you know how I feel.It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life for me yeah

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me
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And I’m feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree you know how I feel

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don’t you know
Butterflies all havin’ fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done that’s what I mean
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world for me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me

And I’m feeling good.

Songwriters: LESLIE BRICUSSE, ANTHONY NEWLEY

However, one of my favorite songs from this movie  is ‘Red Lights’ by Vib Gyor. it’s lyrics are as follows:

Red Lights (Lyrics)

Called out loud
Black smoke pours out
Cars slow down

Called out loud
Black smoke pours out
Cars slow down
Red light no soundCrawl your way out of here
I’m watching over you
Should have slowed
I’m hit, it’s my fault
The fog came out of nowhere
I never saw it coming

If you’d only hold on
There’s a way of letting go
You can start again
If you’d only hold on
There’s a way I’m letting go
Won’t go through it again

You’re cold & so am I
You can’t give up, you’re still alive
And now you’re all that I’ve got
So stay calm it won’t be long

If you’d only hold on
There’s no way I’m letting go
We can start again
If you’d only hold on
There’s no way I’m letting go

I don’t know which way I’m going… (Won’t go through it again)

Do you think about me now?