The millionaire who became the prototype for the main character of the film “1+1” has died.

As it became known, Philip_Pozzo_di_Borgo died on June 1,2023,at the age_of_73. It was he who was the prototype of the main_character of the film “1+1”, a disabled millionaire who became friends with an unreliable young man. The very terrible news was reported to the French media by the directors of the film. You will learn with us in the next few minutes about what Philip’s path was and what memories the businessman left of himself . Bright memory.

Philip_Pozzo_di_Borgo

As it became known, Philip_Pozzo_di_Borgo died on June_1, 2023, at the age of 73. It was he who was the prototype_of_the_main_character of the film “1+1”, a disabled millionaire who became friends with an unreliable young man. The very terrible news was reported to the French media by the directors of the film. You will learn with us in the next few minutes about what Philip’s path was and what memories the businessman_left of himself . Bright memory.

Philip Pozzo di Borgo

But in 1993, fate decided to turn its back on di Borgo. An accident occurred during one of the paragliding flights. As a result, Philip became disabled , because now he could not move his arms or legs. Subsequently, the millionaire admits that in those days he was close to resorting to euthanasia. And three years later, oncology took the businessman’s wife.

It would seem, why else should a disabled person continue to live ? In his autobiographical book, Philip himself talked about this: “I no longer have a past. I have no future. I am the pain.“ But it was at this moment that the Algerian_Abdel_Yasmin_Sellou appeared in the millionaire’s life. By the way, the latter was only recently released from prison after theft. And, as you already guessed, the businessman took the unreliable guy to work.

Friendship story

It was tactlessness, rudeness, cynicism and lack of any manners that brought di Borgo out of depression to the surprise of everyone. Philip himself called it “a good kick that cheered him up” and did not let him slide completely. It is not surprising that the friendship of the men inspired the filmmakers to shoot the film “1+1.” True, the millionaire, when transferring the rights to the film adaptation of his story, set a condition – the film should turn out funny.

By the way, it is also worth noting that before “1+1” the story of a touching friendship was told in the documentary film “A la vie, à la mort” by Jean-Pierre Devillier and Isabelle Cottensot. And after the success of the film with Omar Sy and Francois Cluzet, Philip admitted that “disability helps us realize the lie of our society, which assumes that youth is eternal.”

Interestingly, thanks to Abdel, the millionaire not only wanted to continue living. He subsequently married a second time and adopted his wife’s children. Di Borgo decided to start from scratch in Morocco, in Essaouira. The Algerian also found his happiness by starting a family and starting a business. The men continued to be friends throughout this time.

But on June_1,_2023, Philippe_Pozzo_di_Borgo died. “We have just learned with great_sadness that our friend has passed away. By agreeing to adapt his story for the film “1+1,” he changed_our_lives and the lives of many fragile and vulnerable_people. We will preserve in our memory the image of this worthy, courageous and modest man. We will miss his_humor_and_intelligence,” the filmmakers paid_tribute to the memory of the millionaire. Bright memory.

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