Audrey Tautou of Amelie fame plays the gold-digger Irene, who has nothing to her name and whose ticket to the high life consists of hanging around in the French Riviera looking for rich, old men. Once the latter are hooked, she makes them buy branded clothes and fine jewelry for her from the French Boutiques. She also gets free accommodation in the most expensive of French hotels by staying with her "victims" . That is, until the next rich-er old man comes along.
Irene mistakes hotel employee Jean for a rich man while Jean is passed out in the hotel after drinking on the job. [Thanks to Google, I now know Jean is played by actor Gad Elmaleh. I haven't heard of him. He isn't drop dead gorgeous but he sure has lovely blue eyes.] Jean pretends to be the rich man that Irene mistakes her for, and takes her to the Royal Suite to spend the night.
A year after, Jean and Irene meet again in the same hotel. This time, Irene is dumped by her boyfriend Jacques, who sees her making out with Jean. Irene runs to Jean, but realizes he's a fake when they are driven out of the Royal Suite by Jean's hotel manager. Jean likes Irene nonetheless and follows her all the way to Niece, France where she proceeds to spend ALL of Jean's money like she does her old boyfriend's.
Jean eventually ends up becoming the male equivalent of Irene, when he meets sugar mommy Madeleine. Irene becomes Jean's gold-digger tutor of sorts and they become increasingly close. The best parts of the movie follow after this. The ending is predictable but that doesn't make the movie less lovable.
I'm not sure if Hors de prix has been released on DVD. We honestly got it off the Internet. Ooops. If you ever have the chance, look for a copy. I highly highly recommend it.