2011 / France / 113 min. / Colour
Directors: Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
A truly life-affirming true story of Philippe, an extremely rich quadriplegic, and his new carer Driss, an ex-con who only applied for the job so he could get his benefit form signed. But Driss has found his métier and proves an admirable, if idiosyncratic, carer. The bond between the two grows and through each other, they find redemption and happiness. Perhaps only the French could take this subject matter, strip it of all sugary sentiment and create a unique, satisfying and uplifting film.