Felix Grandet reigns his modest home in Saumur, where his wife and daughter Eugenie lead a distraction-free existence. Extremely greedy, he takes a dim view of suitors rushing to ask for his daughter’s hand. Nothing should harm the colossal fortune that her hides from everyone. The sudden arrival of Grandet’s nephew, an orphaned and bankrupt Parisian dandy, turns Grandet’s life upside down. Eugenie’s love and generosity towards her cousin plunge Father Grandet into boundless anger. Facing his daughter, he will be more willing than ever to sacrifice everything, including his own family.