His wife, Nathalie, has something important to tell him (she had been unfaithful) but he doesn't want to hear it. The Polish builders, who turn out to be Portuguese, flood a room, as well as the apartment underneath. Michel's son is housing illegal immigrants in the maids' quarters upstairs. The flooded neighbour redirects party guests to Michel's apartment. Oh, and Nathalie's best friend arrives to confess to having an affair with Michel. What does a man have to do to listen to his record?
As you will have guessed, this is a fast-moving comedy that jumps from one mad situation to another. Michel is played by Christian Clavier who starred in the brilliant French film 'Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu ?', which unfortunately hasn't been released with English subtitles - too politically incorrect for English tastes. His role in Une Heure de Tranquillité is in many respects similar.