Hoping to improve the financial situation of his family who live in a communal
apartment, the anaesthetist Sergei Maslov is hired to look after Vladimir
Zhuravlyov, an old actor who was once well-known and is now almost forgotten.
Zhuravlyov addresses Maslov with an unusual request, which puts Sergei before
an uneasy choice. Sergei, who is used to avoid complexities, takes action ñ
albeit not in the best way... This is a film about simple things, which people
muddle, but which fall into place if only you look at them in a different way