Simple-minded Théo is tricked into a hold-up by two sharks who exploit his gullibility. Unintentionally, he kills a police officer who tries to arrest them. Théo is condemned to death. In the eyes of public opinion, the fact that Théo is mentally challenged becomes a mitigating circumstance in his favour. In prison, Théo discovers a love for the French language. It develops his intelligence, but paradoxically this improvement goes against him.
Everyone accuses him of manipulation… Everyone except Thierry, a policeman leading an investigation to avenge his murdered friend and colleague. While Thierry is on the case, he’ll change his opinion about Théo and discover a very different man, more hidden, unpredictable and even appealing.
Producer : Joëy Faré
Written by : Pierre Boutron, Tonino Benacquista and Patrick Timsit
Directed by : Pierre Boutron
Original music : Angélique and Jean-Claude Nachon
Cast : Patrick Timsit, Frédéric Pierrot, Isabelle Gélinas, Marie Kremer and Vanessa Larré
Broadcaster : France 2
Distributor : Upside TV
Pictures copyright : Laurent Denis