Mr. Beiji is licensed from the shipyard on which he has been working for years. A divorced father, everything gives him feel a sense of failure. His dream for the future: to create his own restaurant. His stepdaughter, a daring young woman who is not afraid of anything, is his partner.
The Secret of the Grain
At the port of Sète, Mr. Beiji, a tired 60- year-old, drags himself towards a shipyard job which has become more and more difficult to cope with. He is going through a delicate period in his life and recently, everything seems to make him feel useless. He wants to escape from it all and set up his own restaurant. However it appears to be an unreachable dream given his salary which is not anywhere near enough to supply what he needs to realise his ambition. But he can still dream and talk about it with his family in particular. A family which gradually recompacts around this project which comes to symbolise the means to a better life. Thanks to their hard work this dream soon becomes a reality... Or almost...