Sick of life as a struggling musician, composer Gabriel decides to get a real job--a decision that is frowned upon by his bohemian sculptor father. With a checkered employment history, he runs into a former classmate who offers him a job in the funeral business. Although his new position is in marketing, he is first sent to train with the bitter Gervais, who had also applied for Gabriel's job and was rejected. As a result, the jealous Gervais decides to teach the newcomer a thing or two about the funeral business. But even after Gabriel starts to adapt to his new boss and his new job, he still cannot bring himself to tell his new girlfriend, Claire, exactly what it is he does for a living.