Michel (Bruno Podalydès) is in his fifties. Happily married to Rachel (the talented Sandrine Kiberlain) and working as a graphic designer in his brother’s company, he has always been passionate about the French airmail service but never learned to pilot the planes he so admired.
One day, stumbling upon pictures of DIY kayak sets, he realises he has finally found a way to set off on his ultimate adventure. Secretly, he begins to purchase the necessary equipment and prepares for the big day. Although he dreams about his sweet escape, he dares not take the plunge. That is, until Rachel offers to help him.
Once his journey begins, Michel discovers Laetitia’s Café and its irresistible namesake (Agnès Jaoui). Despite only stopping in for a short break, he finds himself befriending the café’s staff and eccentric clients.
This charming comedy is a tale of freedom and fulfilling one’s dreams. Whether it is the green French countryside, the ice in the absinthe, or its genuine emotions, you will definitely find this film refreshing.