93 - The Intouchables

France: a land of almost utopian racial equality. A land that gave us THE INTOUCHABLES, a much beloved film that pretends to be about friendship but actually is about psychological mind games and the most toxic relationship on that side of the pond. So much for the American remake to fix! Listen to Alex and Julio as they try to figure out how the unemployment services work in Europe, how rich you need to be to qualify for smutty junk mail and whether Omar Sy has dethroned John Travolta as the best dancer in the world.

PHOTO: This is how they party in France.

PHOTO: This is how they party in France.


00:03:06 - 00:50:08 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:50:09 - 00:51:49    French Travolta

00:51:50 - 01:21:08       Real Talk

01:21:09 - 01:29:50 Plugs and bye-byes


- Listen to SONGS WITH FRIENDS! Watch THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! Doesn’t Alex have the coolest friends?

- Watch RESTORATION! Because Julio also has cool friends!

- As usual during this time of the year, it’s time to start getting ready for the OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL! If you can be in Austin on December 5-8, you should get a badge and meet Alex and Julio over there!

- Hans Rothgiesser, the man behind our logo, can be reached at @mildemonios on Twitter or you can email him at mildemonios@hotmail.com in case you ever need a logo (or comics) produced. And you can listen to him talk about Peruvian politics on his own podcast, NACION COMBI. Aaaaand you can also check out all the stuff he’s written on his own website. Don’t know Spanish? He also did a podcast in English called LIVING IN PERU, about immigrants in - where else - Perú.

Up next, we check out what the good ol’ USA did when it got its hands on Dris and Phillippe, as we tackle THE UPSIDE! Until then, let us know how you feel about The Intouchables! Is it an accurate representation of France? Who won the Mind Games Tournament? Did you stop watching when you realized you had to read subtitles? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!