“That's what I want. No pity,” explains François Cluzet's quadriplegic, Paul, to his adviser about his “pitiless” carer, Driss (Omar Sy, very convincing), a Senegalese rough diamond from a La Haine-style estate in Paris.
At first, the hyperactive Driss struggles with his challenging chores, before not only mastering them but excelling at cheering Paul up also. It's easy to see why this touching film, based on a true story, is one of the most successful in French history. Is it sentimental? A little. Is it lovely? Absolutely.
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