Michel left Marseille for Italy when he was twenty years old. Courageous and energetic, he has been successful in the Construction business. Thirty years later, his return to Marseille for the burial of his aunt, will sharply change the life of all his family, who are at first fascinated by his social success. He is thought of as the prodigal son. Michel is the only one of his family to have emigrated. All the others stayed on " home ground " and their social level has not changed : workers, clerks, of modest surroundings.