The plot relies heavily on cars, cell phones and sudden bursts of superhuman strength as Jean Reno and Gerard Depardieu repeatedly hop out of the frying pan and into the fire. Quentin (Depardieu) is far too literal-minded to succeed as a crook. But, what he lacks in intellect he makes up for in brute strength. Yet Quentin likes to talk the way most of us like to breathe (hence the title). Ruby (Reno) on the other hand is the strong silent type who has managed to hide £15 million purloined from his rival before ending up in a cell with Quentin who mistakes Ruby's silence for good listening skills. A great, completely one-sided friendship is born.