This is an uneventful movie. The interaction between two men who are totally different in their job, race, age and status goes through the whole movie smoothly. Philippe was a white disabled millionaire who comes from an upper-class background. On the contrary, Driss, who had just come out of prison with a family burden, just wanted to find a resignation to claim the relief. As soon as Philippe chose him as his full-time escort from gathering candidates, they took their journey to heal each other.
The relationship between the two men fits the definition of the friendship in my mind. Their life path should not have intersections because of their disparity in social status. But as Philippe said, Driss was the only one who “didn’t treat him as a disabled person”. And that’s why Philippe employed him as his company. This decision was unexpected but reasonable. The greatest respect for the disabled is equal treatment without any apparent sympathy. We always put ourselves on the level of superiority in helping others, but this is more alms than help. We couldn’t open our hearts to each other in this way. Of course, Driss didn’t start with the purpose of making friends, he even stole his love token. But the advanced atmosphere influenced him. Driss developed some polite habits gradually. When he returned the little ornaments, Philippe forgave him gently because of the strong trust between them.
They are like a ray of sunshine shining into each other's life. Long-term mutual trust and understanding have made a sincere friendship which shocks me with the plain language of the camera and calm tone of the narrative. It brings me an uncomplicated but touching feeling. This movie is like a light cup of tea in winter. It reveals the delicate connection and communication between people. Perhaps the process of making friends is the process of finding soul-fitting people.