Pascal Bonitzer directs and co-writes this French comedy starring Jean-Pierre Bacri and Kristin Scott Thomas. Damien Hauer (Bacri) is a professor who is married to theatre director Iva (Scott Thomas) but with the monotony of their daily routine both have grown bored with the relationship. Iva spends her time working on a new stage play while Damien meets a mysterious young woman, Aurore (Isabelle Carré), who wants to join his classes. Hoping to prevent the deportation of an illegal immigrant, Iva asks her husband to request a favour from his judge father (Claude Rich), with whom he has a very strained relationship. Despite being reluctant to seek his assistance, Damien feels trapped and attempts to put his issues with his dad to one side in order to help.