“Unreachable”: From decadence to redemption

  The film “Unreachable” (2019) directed by Olivier Nakash is a comedy feature film adapted from real events. The director starts with the contrast between the two protagonists, without overly exaggerating the conflicts in life, but with humorous methods and delicate plot processing to show the two people’s respective growth, mutual care and salvation in the process of getting along. Thus revealing the profound connotation of friendship.
Out of reach, across different

  The two protagonists originally lived in two different worlds: Philip had a wealth of wealth, but an accident occurred during a parachuting, which caused all paralysis below the cervical spine, living in a wheelchair and unable to take care of himself, but he is still well-dressed and maintains a gentleman’s demeanor. Derris comes from the bottom of society. He is tall and strong, but he is muddled all day long. He has no life direction and fixed job. He is also jailed for robbing a jewelry store. The living conditions of the two are in sharp contrast: Derris’s family is poor, with multiple siblings living in a small room, and the water supply in the house is extremely tight; Philip’s house is completely different, and even the caregiver’s room is spacious and bright. The independent bathroom and the large bathtub are even more eye-catching. As a young man with a healthy body and a big waist, Deris has no goals in life, and does not even want to find a “normal job”, struggling on the margins of society; while Philip, although he is freshly dressed and well-dressed, has a prominent position, he is trapped in He suffered from illness and lost his previous ideals. Isn’t he a person who has been forgotten by society?
  After being released from prison, Derris went to Philip’s house to interview a caregiver. By such a coincidence, Derris entered Philip’s life. Two people who would not have met before became friends, and thus wrote a heart-warming story.
  In life, Philip has limited mobility and needs private and close care. Most of the people who come to apply for the job have a high degree or professional home care certificate, but they regard the disabled as a disadvantaged group and offer help with sympathy and compassion, and this is the last thing Philip wants. When Derris appeared, he was different from other applicants: everyone else came in formal clothes, only he was dressed in casual clothes. When he rushed in for the interview with the unemployment certificate, he didn’t realize that Philip was different from ordinary people. When Philip’s friend tried to persuade Philip to change to a caregiver on the grounds that Deris “knows nothing”, was violent, committed a crime, and “has no sympathy”, Philip said, “This is what I want. ——No sympathy.” Only Deris would hand him the phone subconsciously, because he had forgotten that Philip, who was paralyzed, could not answer the call; Deris knew that Philip’s leg was not sensible, and would shower him with hot water. He experimented on his lap, and Philip jokingly said, “Isn’t it enough?”… They get along and accompany each other like ordinary healthy people.
  Dries did not sympathize with Philip because of his disability, nor did he show mercy because of Philip’s loss of mobility. It is the seemingly “no sympathy” behavior of Derris that makes Philip enjoy this “normal person” feeling very much.
  Disabled people need help and care in life, and spiritually, they desire more respect from people’s hearts. They look forward to equal dialogue and exchanges. It is the respect and communication between the two protagonists that truly build a bridge of friendship. They are no longer two types of “unreachable” people, but friends who cross various differences and reach understanding and tacit agreement.
Confide in your heart, hug each other

  By recording the details of the two people getting along, the film allows us to feel the deepening of their friendship and the changes each other made for each other. Close the distance between each other.
  After Deris was hired, he was not only Philip’s carer, but also Philip’s protector. When Derris was about to drive Philip out for the first time, he was unwilling to put Philip in the back of the car: “I won’t put you in. How can I put you behind like a horse?” Reese chose a car that Philip thought was not suitable for him, and let Philip sit in the passenger seat. When the car started, Philip’s laughter explained everything. When the car drove to the gate, the two saw the neighbor’s car blocked outside, “This is just like his private parking lot.” Philip has always been dissatisfied with this, but has never stopped it; and Dries is He rushed out desperately, “teaching” the neighbors in a simple and rude way. Deris’s courage, freedom, and randomness in doing things made Philip, who has always been rigid and rigid, realized the vitality from life instinct, and invisibly gave him the courage to break out of the self-enclosed circle.
  When Philip couldn’t breathe late at night due to the side effects of the drug, Deris would push him to breathe fresh air on the streets of Paris in the early morning, making Philip feel the comfort and comfort that he hadn’t seen for a long time, “It’s so good to be able to breathe… I haven’t seen this for a long time It’s time for Paris.” In this early morning, Philip confided his heart for the first time, telling Deris a lot of his past-the love story with his wife, and he went parachuting in bad weather. The third and fourth quarters happened. “Spine fracture” “Only the head can move” accident, and talked about my mental pain-“My real disability is not in a wheelchair, but living in a world without her.” Reese became his close friend, he didn’t want to close himself up anymore and tried to open his heart. And these changes all originated from De Ruisi.
  Derris comes from a low-level black family. He was raised by his uncle and aunt. There are many brothers and sisters in the family. After the uncle passed away, the aunt remarried, and the whole family’s livelihood was borne by her alone. De Ruisi had no proper occupation, and only wanted to live on unemployment benefits when he was released from prison; he was resistant to society and was unwilling to work. When Philip hired him as a caregiver, they bet that Deris would not work for more than two weeks, but Deris passed a one-month probation period and proved himself capable of the job. By guarding and taking care of Philip day and night, Dries understands persistence and responsibility, and understands the meaning of living on his own hands; this job has allowed him to get recognition from others, and he is no longer the marginal person who is incompatible with society. It is a strong man who has the courage to enter life and integrate into society.
Mutual redemption, self-realization

  The two protagonists began to change after each other appeared. It can be said that their encounter is the starting point of mutual redemption, and they work hard to achieve each other every day they are company.
  Philip has never angered Derris’s reckless behavior and indecent language, nor has he preached to him, but expressed his approval of Derris’s various behaviors. Such unscrupulous acceptance made Deris regain his confidence; Philip even sold his oil paintings for Deris and took him to parachuting. All these actions helped Deris find his family and return to the family. His confidence and dignity have become the source of his motivation to go to society and realize himself. When he learned that Deris’s family needed him, Philip let go of his heartache, and sincerely hoped Deris would start a new life.
  When Derris learned that Philip had a pen pal for 6 months, he immediately encouraged Philip to meet him, but Philip explained that “mental and emotional communication is more important”, but he did not know that this was his extreme lack of self-confidence. After Dries insisted on dialing the phone of his pen pal Eleanor, Philip was afraid to say hello. With Dries’ insistence, Philip took this step bravely, and since then he has kept in touch with Eleanor. When the two met for the first time, Philip, who was overly nervous, chose to run away. In the end, Philip finally met Eleanor under the arrangement of Dress. A Philip who is not trapped in the past is truly born, and his emotions are restored. When Philip and Deris looked at each other, all the language seemed superfluous, and the mutual understanding and friendship had surpassed everything.
  The two originally depressed people, because of mutual care and assistance, gave each other the courage to face the difficulties in real life, and finally realized self-return and redemption. Philip is physically disabled, and the whole person’s spirit needs to be rejuvenated and rejuvenated; Deris has no goal to move forward, and his personal life value and meaning need to be awakened. Two characters who have suffered setbacks and sufferings, if they don’t meet, may be trapped in their respective worlds and waste their time. Fortunately, in just a few months of meeting and living together, their lives have become full of laughter. The scenes of various comedic conflicts brought relief to each other, and the two people supported each other through the trough of life, regaining the true meaning and meaning of life. This friendship surpasses all external differences. Their stories warm people’s hearts and exude the brilliance of humanity; it also allows us to feel in the laughter that the sincerity and trust passed between people can be supported. The blue sky of life!

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