Synopsis by Mark Deming
A woman sets out to discover the truth about her heritage in this drama from filmmaker Benoit Jacquot. Jeanne (Isild Le Besco) is a young woman who has begun to enjoy success as an actress. While visiting her mother on her birthday, Jeanne is made party to a long-held family secret -- her father is not the man she has known all her life, but a gentleman from India her mother met while visiting there. Jeanne has a keen desire to meet her father, and takes on a film role she previously rejected in order to make the journey to India and see the man who gave her life. Also featuring Marc Barbe and Berangere Bonvoisin, L'Intouchable received its world premiere at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.
birthday, caste-system, estrangement, Hinduism, movie, play [drama], rehearsal, role, voyage