Germain, a fun-loving pensioner, enjoys his retired life. While he devotes himself to reading Proust, his wife Lise dances in a contemporary dance ensemble. But suddenly Lise dies. Worried about his well-being, his children interfere in Germain's everyday life from then on, turning his life upside down. Their constant visits, phone calls and organised meals slowly take his breath away. Germain pretends to play along, but secretly pursues another plan: he keeps a promise he made to Lise - Germain applies to the contemporary dance company for her role. How long will Germain be able to lead this double life without his children getting wind of it?