R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
In this film, François Cluzet portrays Philippe Pozzo di Borgo. di Borgo's sister, Valérie Pozzo di Borgo, created the costumes for another film starring Cluzet, "Les Apprentis" (1995).
Outta the way.
When Driss is first learning how to care for Philippe, we learn that Philippe can't sit upright by himself. However, the strap that is used to hold Philippe upright in his wheelchair sits so low on his waist that it couldn't possibly support his torso.
5% of the profits from the film will be donated to the Association Simon of Cyrene - 15 rue de Suffren - 75015 Paris whose purpose is to create shared living spaces for disabled adults and friends.
$103,507 (USA) (25 May 2012)
$13,179,837 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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