26-year-old law student Farid has lived in France his whole life. When his father falls ill and sends him to Algeria to try and save the family home from demolition, Farid discovers a country he neither understands nor cares for. In his father's village however, he is gradually won over by a gallery of extraordinary characters whose humour and straightforwardness take him by surprise. Among them is his cousin, a quick-witted wheeler-dealer who dreams of somehow making it to France. The two men travel together to the notorious party city of Oran to collect an important legal document, and after a riotous night of wild music and drunken partying, Farid wakes alone in his hotel room - his cousin and his passport have vanished... Forced to remain in the village while he struggles with a suspicious and unhelpful Algerian bureaucracy, the young Frenchman begins to learn about his family's past and his own roots, and is startled to find himself wondering if this is in fact the home he has always wanted.
Home is where the heart is.