Arman (Vincent Macaigne) is a 33-year-old Parisian slacker – and self-deprecating livewire. He is out running one morning – which is something new – when he collides with Amelie (Maud Wyler). She’s an oddly impassive beauty, and always quick to let it be
known that she wishes her parents had called her anything other than Amelie. Arman thinks she’s stunning, but it will take another, more bruising encounter, in the streets of Bastille, to secure Amelie’s attention.