David Pelame is in his forties. He has been married to Christine long enough to have forgotten that they once loved each other, his two children look down on him and he never achieved his dream of becoming the general partner of a renowned law firm, instead becoming a paper-chaser handling menial tasks. But one Christmas Eve, David finds a suitcase full of cocaine and a telephone filled to the brim with telephone calls from customers. David thinks that he has found a way to restart his life. A good piece of advice to give him would be to first think twice.
In this incisive and gently amoral comedy, Alexandre Coffre skilfully plays the social card, painting the sad portrait of this unloved member of the middle class. In light of the intelligence of the script, and a sharp sense of plot, Borderline is set to be one of the most successful comedies of the year.