Monsieur Papa is a moving portrait of a modern family, centering around 12 year-old Marius Vallois (Gaspard Meier-Chaurand. Born in a wealthy family, Marius is the son of Marie Vallois, a successful CEO played by Michèle Laroque. Marie loves her son unconditionally, but Marius has never known his father and suffers greatly from it. When Marius starts shoplifting and doing badly at school, Marie decides to recruit a father figure for him. One day in her office building, she meets Robert Pique (Kad Merad). Robert is a peculiar man who has a background in finance, but makes ends meet ironing clothes for his neighbors. Reluctant at first, Robert agrees to be paid to meet Marius and pretends to be his father. Marius immediately understands that Robert is not his dad, but very quickly, a deep bond develops between them. –COL•COA
Kad Merad, real name Kaddour Merad, (born March 27, 1964 in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria) is a French-Algerian actor who has acted both on stage and on screen.