Twelve-year-old Marcel longs to be treated like an adult by his older brothers, but his family still want him to remain their 'little prince'. One evening, Marcel overhears his brother Leo tell the family he has AIDS. They all agree to protect Marcel from the news, even though Leo wants his baby brother to know. Growing increasingly frustrated watching his family tiptoe around the subject, Marcel finally snaps and challenges them all to speak the truth. His outburst forces them not only to face the gravity of the situation, but also helps Leo confront his illness. On a rebellious whim, Leo takes Marcel to Paris where he attempts to re-kindle the only relationship he has ever had. On the journey, Marcel questions Leo about his sexuality, his illness and his life. Leo holds nothing back and opens Marcel's eyes to a complex world that exists away from the loving and protective bosom of their family.