After turning 60, working-class man Serge (Grard Depardieu) decides to retire and is ready to reap his pensioner's rewards. He runs into the implacable wall of bureaucracy after finding out that his former employers have neglected to declare his earnings. To receive full benefits he needs to go back to them and gather the missing affidavits. Encouraged by his wife, our hero climbs his old 1970s Mammoth motorcycle and sets off on a trip to recover lost wages and buried memories. As he reconnects with old friends, Serge discovers that their idea of him is vastly at odds with his self-image; salvation comes to him from his young niece, who awakens the happy poet that lies dormant inside him. The stellar cast in this road comedy includes Isabelle Adjani, Yolande Moreau, Miss Ming and Anna Mouglalis.