You and Mrs. Arpel have a modern house in an aseptic block. They have everything, they have achieved everything, in their house everything is new: the garden is new, the house is new, the books are new. In this universe so comfortable, so clean, so high-tech, so well programmed, humor, games and luck have no place. And the son Gérard bores himself to death. That’s when the lady’s brother, the uncle, Mr. Hulot, appears. An unsuitable character, accustomed to his warm world, goes, to his nephew’s delirium, to turn everything upside down.