In this superbly acted, crafted, scripted, paced, and directed entertainment, veteran French director Claude Sautet (CHARLIE AND ROSALIE; A SIMPLE STORY) leaves his bourgeois characters behind in favor of a more youthful and invigorating tale. Auteuil (JEAN DE FLORETTE; MANON OF THE
SPRING) stars as the heir to a chain of supermarkets who has just ended a stay in an asylum after battling his chronic indifference to his wife, family, and friends. His mother, Darrieux, runs the grocery empire with a closely knit team of supporters. Trying to bring her son back into the fold,
Darrieux agrees to let him visit the several out-of-town stores that are losing money. His fi...