In a small town of Britanny, a library of unpublished manuscripts reveals a masterpiece of the 1900s: The Last Hours of a Love Story. It is met with enormous success. Then comes spoil-sport Luchini,
who plays the role of a literary critic who doesn’t believe that the masterpiece could have been written by the town’s pizza maker, the same Henri Pick of the title. A whodunnit without corpses, where the spectator just wants to find out who wrote the novel of the century.