A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
|Release Date||:||November 2, 2011|
|Production Company||:||Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Quad Productions, Chaocorp, Ten Films, TF1|
|Director||:||Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nathalie Vierny|
|Writers||:||Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo|
|Casts||:||François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Audrey Fleurot, Anne Le Ny, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Cyril Mendy, Christian Ameri, Marie-Laure Descoureaux, Salimata Kamate, Absa Diatou Toure, Dominique Daguier, François Caron, Thomas Solivéres, Grégoire Oestermann, Dorothée Brière, Joséphine de Meaux, Emilie Caen, Caroline Bourg, Sylvain Lazard, Jean-François Cayrey, Ian Fenelon, Renaud Barse, François Bureloup, Nicky Marbot, Benjamin Baroche, Jérôme Pauwels, Antoine Laurent, Fabrice Mantegna, Hedi Bouchenafa, Michel Winogradoff, Elliot Latil|
|Plot Keywords||:||male friendship, masseuse, friendship, aristocrat, interracial friendship, unlikely friendship, duringcreditsstinger|
I have seen this movie tonight at a preview session as the official french national release is set on 2011, November 2nd. Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakashe, accompanied by the lead actor Omar Sy were meeting the audience and cheerfully answering questions.
The movie is very well written. Although opening on a flash-forward, it is fairly classic comedy about the meeting of two opposite people who were very unlikely to meet. The first one is a paraplegic white middle aged very rich and lonely man, the other one is a young black, poor, unemployed, coming from poor suburbs and a very large family.
What makes the quality of the film, beside the humour present in every scene in which Omar Sy appears (actually most of the film), is the emotion you can feel, through increasingly attaching characters.
The story is based upon a true story, and real characters.
If you want to watch and enjoyable comedy, with very touching moments, this is a must go.
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