Paul-André (Benoît Poelvoorde) is a shy and introverted man. Rich but alone and deeply bored he concludes that what he needs is a family. Violette (Virginia Efira) is a young woman full of pep, who however, fears the potential loss of custody of her two children.

Paul-André makes an unconventional offer to ‘try out’ a family, in compensation for the repayment of her debts. For better or for worse.