After the death of his mother, Félix discovers a box of letters from his father, who deserted her before he was born. Deciding that the seeds of his past are rich with stories about his mother and how cam to be, Félix decides to go on a search to find his father, and find out about that one half of his genetic make-up that he never knew. Leaving Dieppe, and promising to meet his lover Daniel five days later in Marseille, Félix takes to the road. He decides to hitchhike across France, avoiding all major cities en route. This beautiful road movie slowly seduces the viewer, submerging them into a France where powerful issues that are rarely explored are tackled with great subtlety and intelligence.