Fred's life was anything but uncommon, until he drove a friend's lorry to destination death.
Fred lives in a housing project outside Paris, with his lover Lisa and her 5-year-old son. When not working in a factory, or being with his little family, he hangs out with his close friend and neighbor Michael. Like the other factory workers, Fred and Michael live humble lives. Unfortunately, the plant shuts down following a workers' strike, and all the 200 workers suddenly become unemployed. Fred is suspected of being involved in the strike.
With no work, he gladly accepts Michael's offer to drive a truck to a certain locale and leave it there. Unfortunately Yvan, a former comrade of the factory, is attacked and killed at the site, and Fred becomes the prime suspect.