Exuberant comedy that follows a French student during an eventful year in Barcelona. Xavier (Duris) is advised to study Spanish and Spanish economics in order to secure a government job. So he signs up for a European exchange program, bids goodbye to girlfriend Martine (Tantou), and heads to Spain where he eventually moves into a lively rooming house filled with fellow students. Xavier is al ittle bit of a rogue and is soon squiring around (at her husband's request), the shy wife (Godreche) of an obnoxious countryman and developing a crush on a Belgian exchange student (de France), who is interested in Xavier only as a friend. Barcelona's baroque charms are also another character in Klapisch's light-hearted production. English, French, and Spanish with subtitles.