Nader, a petty crook, is obliged to go to a tiny island in the south to flush out Chris Barnes, the former jet-set king and friend to the stars, a mysterious partner wants to trap. Daniel has suddenly dumped his wife and kids to come to the island meet the enigmatic young woman he’s been writing to over the Internet.
On the way, Daniel and Nader decide to switch identities, convinced that it will help them achieve their goals. In the hotel run by Barnes, who reigns like a hysterical dictator, everyone tries to take a vacation or achieve their mission, but no one is really what they seem. Each passing day causes more trouble in Daniel’s life and costs Nader, taken hostage, another finger. Between madness, mockery, deeply fake feelings and sincere manipulations, the affair quickly and radically degenerates, up until a huge surprise in the end.
Original title: AKOIBON
2004 – 1h38 – Comedy – France
With: Jean Rochefort, Edouard Baer, Chiara Mastroianni