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Finally of age and free. You wish! His father sees him as a future boss of the family-owned printing firm and his mother only wants the best for him. Sebastian can’t take it any more. On his eighteenth birthday he announces his departure to Geneva to work as an au pair in a family, looking after children and doing the household chores. To improve his French, of course. His father flips his lid, his mother is distraught. Only his sister Kathrin thinks her little brother is really cool.

Life in Geneva turns out to be just as complicated. There is growing unrest in the sumptuous property of his host family Dumoulin, an cold temple of modern life style: doing the household chores is stressful, Madame and Monsieur argue, their neglected children give Sebastian a hard time, and the attractive neighbour is obviously keen on him.

Shy by nature, Sebastian can’t cope anymore. He’d love to just chuck it all in, were it not for the baby Mahaut who adores him - and the beautiful art student Elodie!

The situation escalates when Madame discovers that Monsieur is unfaithful. Sebastian in turn not only becomes the agitated family’s unflappable troubleshooter, but also discovers his qualities as a lover. He knows what he wants now…

plakat Feature, CH 2006, 98′ 35mm, colour, Dolby Digital

Director Christoph Schaub