English has become the lingua franca of most Top 40 songs, despite the current trend in European-flavored dance music, like David Guetta, and to the chagrin of many countries immensely proud of their language. Like France.
Like The Artist, Intouchables is very American for a French flick. It has dialogue, for example. Plus, the dialogue isn’t some obscure, existential discourse symbolizing the relation of the royalty to the clergy in post-inquisition rural France—it’s about stuff normal people care about.