Alfred lives in a small village with his mother. He has a girlfriend, Suzanne, but there's a problem. Unwilling and unable to make love to her, even to kiss her, Alfred nonetheless longs for a child. It's what he wants most in the world. As natural fatherhood is out of the question, Alfred takes the next best option - adoption. But the arrival of his adopted son, Jules, brings its own problems. Far from the baby he was expecting, Alfred is presented with a fully grown adult. Jules is an old man.