Amin (Mbengue) works as a hired hand for a building company based in a Paris suburb. He lives in a hostel that he shares with other African immigrants including a Moroccan co-worker who unlike Amin cannot adjust to his circumstances. That’s not to say Amin doesn’t miss home and his wife and three children, to whom he sends money and whatever gifts he can afford. Then he encounters Gabrielle (Devos), a middle-aged French divorcée whose house Amin has been hired to renovate. As time passes, an intimacy develops between the two and they gradually open up about their lives.