Laurent has always been lazy, and is trying to find his way in life. He's going through a difficult time with his father, as their arguments make it difficult for them to express their feelings. Rodolphe, his father, has the women in his life revolving around him but is haunted by the thought of finding his teenage sweetheart, Marguerite.
With Le Cancre, Paul Vecchiali dedicates a film to his first love, who he recently found again after a lot of searching. The director called on Catherine Deneuve to interpret the woman whose memory played hell with him throughout his entire life; he plays the role of Rodolphe himself. Pascal Cervo plays the son, Laurent, alongside these two actors; this is the third time he has shot with Paul Vecchiali after Faux Accords (Wrong Harmonies) (2013) and C’est l’amour (2015).