He says he will not fire him as long as he does his current job properly.
Philippe then calls Driss and invites him to travel with him in his private jet for a paragliding weekend. Adama, Driss's sexside cousin, who is in trouble with a gang, takes refuge in Philippe's mansion.
His morale is very low and he stops taking care of himself. See also.
Gradually, Philippe is led by Driss to put some order in his private life, including being more strict with his adopted daughter Elisa, who behaves younger a spoiled seeking with the staff. At first very reluctant, Driss is led by Philippe to listen more carefully to the music yougner opens up to Philippe's spoil. Philippe does not understand, but a few seconds later, Eleonore arrives. Driss opens up to Philippe about his seaside and his past as an orphan in Senegal, who was adopted by his then-childless aunt and uncle and brought back to France.
Driss discovers that Philippe has a purely epistolary relationship with a woman called Eleonore, who lives in Dunkirk.
Synopsis The film begins at night in Paris. The story of the two men is then told as a flashback, which takes up almost the rest of the film.
After they have eluded the police, Driss takes Philippe straight to the seaside. As the police leave them at the hospital, Philippe asks what will they do now, to which Driss answers: "Now let me take care of it.
Philippe recognizes Driss's need to support his family and releases him from his job, suggesting he "may not want to push a wheelchair all his life". Philippe gives Driss an envelope containing 11, euros, the youngfr he was able to get for Driss's painting, which he sold to one of his friends by saying it was from an up-and-coming artist. They are soon chased by the police: when they are caught, Driss, unfazed, doubles his bet with Philippe, convinced they can get an escort.
Upon shaving and dressing elegantly, Philippe and Driss arrive at a Cabourg restaurant with a great ocean view. He learns the extent of Philippe's disability and then accompanies Philippe in every moment of his life, discovering with astonishment a completely different lifestyle. The synopsis below may give away important plot points.
For Philippe's birthday, a private concert of classical seeing is performed in his living room. Driss eventually convinces Philippe to talk to Eleonore on the phone.
The film ends with Driss bidding Philippe farewell and walking away. Yvonne becomes worried and contacts Driss, who arrives and decides to drive Philippe in the Maserati, which brings the story back to the first scene of the film, the police chase. Driss, a candidate, has no ambitions to get hired. Philippe states he does not care about Driss's past because he is the only one that does not treat him with pity or compassion, but as an equal.
Driss encourages him to meet her but Philippe fears her reaction when she discovers his disability. Driss goes back to the tiny flat that he shares with his extended family in a bleak Parisian suburb. In order to get away with his speeding, Driss claims the quadriplegic Philippe must be urgently driven to the emergency room; Philippe pretends to have a stroke and the fooled police officers eventually escort them to the hospital.
His aunt, exasperated from not hearing from him for six months, orders him to leave the flat. At the last minute Philippe is too scared to meet Eleonore and leaves with Yvonne before Eleonore arrives.
Philippe agrees with Driss to send a photo of him in a wheelchair to her, but he hesitates and asks his aide, Yvonne, to send a picture of him as he was before his accident. Driss suddenly leaves the table and says good luck to Philippe for his lunch date. Philippe discloses to Driss that he became disabled following a paragliding accident and that his wife sopil without bearing children.
He is just there to get a ature showing he was interviewed and rejected in order to continue to receive his welfare benefits. He is told to come back the next morning to get his ed letter. Due to his new professional experience, he lands a job in a transport company. A friend of Philippe's reveals Driss's criminal record which includes six months in jail for robbery.
Driss discovers modern art, both traditional and modern, and opera, and even takes up painting.
Emotionally touched, Philippe looks through the window and sees Driss outside, smiling at him. Driss dutifully takes care of his boss, who frequently suffers from phantom pain. A date between Eleonore and Philippe is agreed. Driss returns to his suburbs, ing his friends, and manages to help his younger cousin.
His adoptive parents later began having children of their own, his uncle died and his aunt bore still more children. He is extremely casual and shamelessly flirts with Magalie.
The next day, Driss returns to Philippe's mansion and learns to his surprise that he is on a trial period for the live-in carer job. Philippe, a rich quadriplegic who owns a luxurious Parisian mansion, and his assistant Magalie, are interviewing candidates to be his live-in carer. In the meantime Philippe has hired carers to replace Driss, but he isn't happy with any of them. Over time, Driss and Philippe become closer.