The film is set in a small town in Provence during a rainy August. Following the death of her widowed parent, Agathe Villanova (Agnès Jaoui), comes from Paris to deal with the sale of the home where she and her younger sister were brought up. She is the author of a feminist best-seller, and a divorced film-maker Michel (Jean-Pierre Bacri), wants to make a TV documentary about her. Michel is having an affair with Agathe’s sister. His collaborator is a young Algerian hotel clerk, (Jamel Debbouze), whose elderly mother has worked for most of her life as a servant with the Villanova family.