Movies dealing with disability, handicap or sickness are usually difficult and depressing. It is difficult to face somebody's suffering and total dependence on others. This difficult subject is handled well by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, the screenwriters and moviemakers of "Untouchables".
This movie is based on true events and describes the story of paralysed millionaire Philippe (François Cluzet), who employs a caretaker called Driss (Omar Sy), a young boy from suburbia. It is difficult to imagine this feisty, easy-going former prisoner playing the role of caretaker for an invalid. Why is he employed? It seems that, bored with the daily monotony of his life and tired with his infirmity, the man discovers in Driss the promise of change, or maybe he simply decides to give a chance to a boy "with a past". At the same time, Driss proves that he is able not only to drink beer and smoke joints in dubious company. Predictably, both men will form a unique friendship.
They are different in almost every aspect: different social groups, upbringing, approach to life - even the music they listen to. Reportedly, opposites attract and this relationship is proof of that. A sense of humour is what brings them together. Looking at Driss, it is visible in his every smile, in his easy-going approach to life and in the jokes he tells. To begin with, Philippe hides everything inside, his sense of humour dimmed by his sickness; but, influenced by the young caregiver, it shows up in the least expected moments. Both men benefit from this relationship. They complement each other's lives and learn how to look at life from a different perspective.