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.
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 ... ...
Outta the way.
When Driss is getting ready to leave the mansion after Phillipe fires him he is seen putting the baby monitor around his neck. In the next scene the monitor is gone, and when we see him next in the foyer it's around his neck again.
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.
€10,675,385 (France) (6 November 2011)
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