Farès is a somewhat hapless small time drug dealer in Paris who wants to break free and start an ice cream business in Spain. He plans one more deal to finance things but things go wrong almost from the start.
His biggest problem is his overpowering mother, Danny, a rather good safe cracker! She constantly belittles him and controls his money. (The Le Monde review describes her as a castratrice chevronnée, that is an experienced castrator!) His friend, Henri, is absorbed with the idea of the Illuminati, spending most of his time looking out for its triangle symbol or listening to yet another conspiracy theory about them.
The beautiful Lamya is Farès's desire, but she's wayward and he can never be sure of her. She basically seems to be looking for whatever path will take her away from the life she has.
Then we have two drug gangs, one led by the permanently high Putine, with his helpers Mohamed and Mohamed, the other the Zaïrois, a much more business-like gang who identify themselves by a circular blond topping to their short afro hair.
Bruce is a Scot who is the other party to Farès' deal in Spain, but this is where things start to go wrong. Bruce is a scammer. When things are almost at rock bottom for Farès he calls for Danny, needing her safe-cracking skills. But Danny makes things worse, kidnapping Bruce's daughter Brittany.
As you can perhaps see, things become very complicated, in fact so much so that you need to pay very careful attention. If you're hoping to practice your French comprehension then be warned that the dialogue is extremely difficult to catch, although there are subtitles of course.
The final sequences are a masterclass in double dealing where our put-upon ice cream man turns out to be not as hapless as everybody assumed. And young Brittany also has a surprise or two up her sleeve.
The cast includes Isabelle Adjani as Danny and Vincent Cassel as Henri. Farès is played by Karim Leklou and the attractive Lamya by Oulaya Amamra. Bruce the scot is played by Sam Spruell.