Marius and Jeannette
Marius (Gérard Meylan) works as a guard at a factory that was abandoned when all the jobs were shipped overseas. One day Jeannette (Ariane Ascaride), a profane single mother, tries to steal some paint, but he catches her and dutifully shoos her away. Intrigued and remorseful, he later tracks her down at her apartment building, bearing paint cans as gifts. Romance quickly develops between the two, but they are constantly interrupted by Jeannette's nosy, protective neighbors.