Gerard Depardieu plays Serge Piladosse, a recently retired meat factory worker, who must retrieve former employment records in order to claim his full pension. He takes to the road on his classic 'Mammuth' motorcycle and embarks on a haphazard trip down memory lane. With visitations from his 'lost love' (Isabelle Adjani) and egged on by his eccentric yet suspicious wife Catherine (Yolande Moreau), Serge faces some difficult truths about his past lives that force him to take a new perspective on life.
You may not find this funny at all, but if this is your sense of humour you'll love it. For example, his retirement party is utterly underwhelming, work colleagues standing eating crisps in silence. His supermarket trolley gets jammed between two cars in the car park. I found it heartwarmingly and pathetically real and poignant (except for some sillyness just to keep it from being too demoralising like a garden full of really ugly art). I suspect I will be in the minority for liking this, but I smiled all the way through.