The Upside

There is no future for either of them, yet it is hard to imagine a more different pair.

The Upside
United States 2017
  • Czech
125 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

On one side is the millionaire Phillip, an educated art collector, a renaissance man with cultural insight and refined taste from high society, who is paralysed and confined to a wheelchair after a paragliding accident. On the other side, a black youth from the suburbs. With energy, courage and spontaneity, he should own the world, but as a recently released prisoner he has no chance of getting a job and finds the world doesn't care for him one bit. They meet rather by accident, most likely not really wanting it, Phillip chooses a lively boy almost off the street as his nurse anyway. Perhaps it was a move of desperate boredom, quite possibly a controlled suicide. Either way, their coexistence overcomes all differences after a brief distrust, and the two characters from different universes of life fit together like Lego. Their unexpected friendship offers a touching, funny and, most importantly, incredibly powerful experience.

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Director: Neil Burger
Based on: Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Screenplay: Jon Hartmere
Cinematography: Stuart Dryburgh
Music: Rob Simonsen
Sound: Paul Urmson, Michael Barry
Editing: Naomi Geraghty
Production Design: Mark Friedberg
Producer: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch
Costumes: Kasia Walicka Maimone
Cast: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Aja Naomi King, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Genevieve Angelson, Golshifteh Farahani, Tate Donovan, Julianna Margulies, Suzanne Savoy
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.