Franek Szpak, a nice guy from Silesia, has little luck when it comes to his love life – despite his innate charisma. After he loses his job at a car factory as part of mass layoffs, his beatiful girlfriend leaves him. His two closes friends also lose their jobs. Franek, having received the largest severance pay, comes up with an unorthodox proposition for his mates.
The story of a Frenchman, Jacky Challot, shows how much our life depends on pure coincidence. If, in the 1980s, a 20-something labour office worker in Paris had not got involved in supporting the “Solidarity” movement, he wouldn’t have had the adventure of his life, wouldn’t have experienced a Polish prison, and wouldn’t have become a hero whose release was demanded by the whole of France.