Napoléon Leboeuf, an accountant, excels at chess. However, his powers of seduction are far from perfect. At a party, he meets Josephine Beauharnais, who’s into gardening. But their first date is far from smooth. Determined to win Josephine over, Napoléon asks his father and his best friend for advice.
For her part, Josephine wonders if Napoléon is actually a good match for her. Although for a moment it looks like Napoléon might actually have a second chance with Josephine, a terrible misfortune occurs.