Witty and wise, this soulful drama delves into the dreary and depressing life of Philippe, a quadriplegic, who has lost everything precious to him in life despite being a millionaire. Then, like a breath of fresh air, Driss, an impoverished young man of African origin arrives to bring hope, friendship and vitality back into his life.
Driss, after spending several hours waiting for a job interview as Philippe's caregiver, rudely barges in to take Philippe's signature so that he may avail of his unemployment benefits. An intrigued Philippe challenges him to work for a trial period of one month to see if he can take up the responsibility of being Philippe's caregiver.
When dire circumstances in Driss' personal life drive him into accepting the challenge, the relationship that builds between these two unlikely friends will shatter all limitation and positively impact both their lives irrevocably.
Did you know?
Although the real-life 'Driss' was a young Algerian man called Abdel, directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache changed the character's nationality to West-African, as they had enjoyed working with Omar Sy on Tellement proches (2009), and really wanted him to play the part. Sy also had the experience of living in the impoverished French suburbs, just like Driss. Read More