A 17 year old boy has spent the last three months trying to get to his girlfriend Mina (Derya Ayverdi), who's family has relocated her to England. Bilal (Firat Ayverdi), is now stuck in Calais, France. Without papers, he is unable to cross the border into England. He's tried stowing away in passing trucks, but ended up getting caught and sent back to the harbor. He meets Simon (Vincent Lindon), a retired swim instructor who's won many metals in his sport. Bilal has a small amount of money and pays Simon for lessons to teach him to swim. He believes it is his only way to get back to Mina is by swimming across the English Channel to get to her. Simon is going through loss of his own as he and his wife Marion (Audrey Dana), has just divorced him. Needing to fill the void in his life, he hides Bilal in his house for a few days. But Simon is now in trouble for harboring an alien. Bilal does not want to cause any trouble for Simon who's been so nice to him so when the police come back, Bilal is gone and so is Simon's wet suit. Since Mina's father is forcing her to marry another, Bilal makes a quick decision to attempt the 10 hours of swimming to make it across the channel into England.
Director: Philippe Lioret
Writers: Olivier Adam, Philippe Lioret, Emmanuel Courcol
Producer: Christophe Rossignon