Monday, July 23, 2012
Passing his days hidden behind the high walls of his Paris townhouse, Philippe found himself the modern equivalent of an “untouchable”—unable to reach out to others, as others were afraid to reach out to him. The only person who seemed unaffected by Philippe’s condition was someone who had been marginalized his entire life—Abdel, the unemployed, uninhibited Algerian immigrant who would become his unlikely caretaker. In between dramas and jokes, he sustained Philippe’s life for the next ten years.
A Second Wind, the basis for the major motion picture The Intouchables, is the inspiring true story of two men who refused to ask for help, and then wound up helping each other. -- Atria
On May 25th, The Intouchables, which is based on the book A SECOND WIND by Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, was released in theaters. This movie tells the uplifting story of an 'extreme sports' enthusiast turned quadriplegic who enlists an inner city man as his caretaker. I haven't had a chance to see the movie yet, but after watching the trailer, my interest is definitely piqued.
Thanks to the fine folks at the Weinstein Company, I have a copy of A SECOND WIND plus the movie poster to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before July 29th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!