With this great fresco on the power and fragility of social heritage, Thomas Flahaut writes the novel of a generation, its dreams, hopes and disillusions.
Thomas, Mehdi and Louise have known each other since childhood.
At that time, Les Verrières (East of France) was an inexhaustible playground for them. Today, they have grown up, their neighbourhood has fallen into disrepair and, for one summer, the factory becomes the centre of their lives.
The factory, where their fathers worked for so many years and where Thomas and Mehdi have just been hired. The factory, at the heart of Louise’s thesis on border workers between France and Switzerland.
These working-class children aspired to a better life. They find themselves in a sanitized world even more violent than that of their parents. There, there are no more workers, but operators, and the machines shine with a strange beauty.