When Parisian accountant Alex (Gilbert Melki) stumbles upon a routine identity check, he stops to watch. The police tell him to move along, but he insists on his right to do what he likes in public, a point of view that earns him a night in the cells. Still outraged in the morning, he is committed to a psychiatric clinic. Then starts an absurd and implacable machinery that plunges Alex inside a sort of kafkaian world. Once in the system, how is he meant to get out?
Emmanuelle Cuau's Very Well, Thank You is a very realistic story of a normal man who got caught up in a system where giving a late sick leave's certificate to your employer can be a motive of dismissal, where watching policemen doing their job can be considered as an "offence". A system, eventually, that shows us that today's society don't take into account the individual, but on the contrary play with him through laws, abuses of power, lies and paperwork.
A subtle, unsentimental political drama that is comic and horrifying by turns.