"Out of the ordinary": the Toledano-Nakache duo signs a necessary film on autism with Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb

Out of the ordinary: the Toledano-Nakache duo signs a necessary film on autism with Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb

After "Intouchables" and "Le Sens de la fête", Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache still hit the bull's eye with Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb in "Hors Norms".

The new film by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache stages Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb at the head of two associations for the reintegration of young people from the suburbs to train them in a difficult mission: to supervise autistic children and adolescents. Non-standard arrives on screens Wednesday, October 23 and could well shake the lines of care for autistic people in France.

Bruno (Vincent Cassel) and Malik (Reda Kateb) are dedicated to the care of severe autists in their respective associations, which makes them the best friends in the world. However, they operate in structures not approved by health administrations. Until the day that Bruno's was the subject of an investigation which could call it into question.

Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache refer explicitly to two Ile-de-France associations, whose leaders are their long-time friends, Stéphane Benhamou, founder of the association Silence pour les justes, and Daoud Tatou, creator of Relais Ile -of France. Both are helping families of people with autism who cannot get their children to care for the most complex conditions.

The directors go from laughter to tears in Hors norms, where Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb are surrounded by autists and non-professional actors who do not deserve to be performed. By their side, the very talented Hélène Vincent and Catherine Mouchet complete a five-star cast. The first quality of the film is to target a "France which is 40 years behind" in the management of autistic people, explains Daoud Tatou. No establishment takes the risk of taking charge of these serious pathological cases, even dangerous for those around them and therapists. A gap in the French health system which further points to the goodwill of deserving and fragile associations.

Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache dot their film & nbsp; with a host of truthful anecdotes that feed a constantly revived narrative. By multiplying the setbacks of their characters, they take the side of a chronicle, more than that of a simple story. They thus give a dynamic to a scenario that could have ended short by following only one particular case. Far from being limited to a string of good feelings, Hors Norms could well change the outlook on autism and its management in France. This is the best wish we can make of this beautiful, meritorious film.

Synopsis & nbsp; & nbsp; Bruno and Malik have lived for 20 years in a world apart, that of autistic children and adolescents. Within their two respective associations, they train young people from difficult neighborhoods to supervise these cases qualified as "hyper complex". An extraordinary alliance for exceptional personalities.

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