Turnaround of Claude Durand, a very strong, yet not very bright gardener in the seaside town of N. . ., France. What he lacks in intellect he makes up in sheer kind-heartedness and goodwill towards everybody. This makes him a reliable shoulder to cry on for his friends and an all-too-easy target for anyone willing to take advantage of him. However, to this day the biggest prank that's been pulled on him is his friends daring him to do stupid things when he was back in grade school.
So, our big, fluffy, kind-souled Claude loves Vivienne to no end. . . though the poor sod is too shy, or perhaps, too ignorant of the way love works to really make a move.