Advertising executive Antoine is 42 and a pretty successful guy. He's married to Cécile, has two kids, and lives in a nice house in the Paris suburbs where he gets on well with his neighbors. Of course, there's his discreet affair with the beautiful Marion, but it's nothing that could upset this happy balance. And then one ordinary day, his life is turned upside-down.During a meeting with one of his agency's big clients, he gets carried away and screws up the project. His partner suggests he takes a break and gets some rest, but Antoine is determined to put an end to their partnership and offersto buy him out. Back home for the weekend, he starts to systematically destroy everything he has built up over the years. His wife accuses him of having an affair and he doesn't deny it. He's unpleasant, elusive, and he pushes her right to the limits, without the slightest explanation. For his birthday, his kids do some drawings for him. Suddenly, his usual indulgence evaporates and he comes down hard on them. An old friend asks him for his advice about buying a classic car, but instead of helping him, he simply screws up the deal. His friends are waiting for him at his house where they're throwing a surprise party, but he takes great pleasure in insulting them all, one after the other, and even insults the beautiful Virginie, too tempting for his taste. Nobody can understand what's got into him. The soirée quickly turns sour and ends in a fight. In a last fit of rage, Antoine throws everyone out. After one final, dreadful conversation with Cécile from which there is no going back, he leaves the family home. In the space of a single weekend, Antoine -- a seemingly trouble-free guy -- destroys his entire life. Is it a mid-life crisis? Is he losing his mind? It's anybody's guess...
|Directed by||Jean Becker|
|Written by||Eric Assous, Jérôme Beaujour|