一天，吉姆（C·托马斯·豪威尔 C. Thomas Howell 饰）孤身一人开车行驶在公路上，遇到一个名为约翰（鲁特格尔·哈尔 Rutger Hauer 饰）的男人要求搭车，吉姆觉得漫漫长路上有个伴也不错，于是答应约翰上车。令吉姆没有想到的是，约翰告诉他自己是一个连环杀手，吓坏了的吉姆当然想要甩掉这个恶魔，可是约翰可没有这么好打发。 虽然约翰下了吉姆的车，但他却并没有离开吉姆的身边。除了常常骚扰吉姆让他吓得心脏病都快要发作外，约翰还顺手杀了几个人，并且将罪行巧妙的栽赃在吉姆的身上。约翰的欺人太甚让吉姆决定对他进行报复，当然，这个聪明的男人也不是好惹的。
Olivia Thirlby is the eye at the centre of a very sexy storm in this warm, hysterically funny dramedy. When her young filmmaker breezes into town, she comes riding a wave of effortless sexiness, which carries her through a net of passions-gone-wild as men queue up to fall at her feet. Though the film could’ve done with more depth, it wisely plays down the angst and is content to sit back as sparks fly between its central players – including Rosemarie DeWitt and John Krasinski.
In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont (Romain Duris), traumatised by the horrific trench warfar, decides to leave his life behind and travel to West Africa into the vast territories of Upper Volta in the company of Diofo, artist and also survivor of the Great War. From village to village, Georges uses Diofo's talents as a griot to recruit the villagers as labour for plantations in Ghana. But his adventure leads him to a dead-end, and he comes back to Paris where is brother Marcel (Grégory Gadebois), a war invalid, lives with their mother's. After the war in Europe, life went out without him. Georges will desperately try to find his place, with the help of Hélène (Céline Salette), a sign language teacher with whom he will have a tumultuous relationship, and his family, that he selfishly left behind. He will finally attempt to heal their wounds, and his.