Russian drama. The town of Koktebel is in the Crimea and is where an alcoholic father (Igor Csernyevics) is trying to get after being widowed. He takes his 11-year-old son (Gleb Puskepalis) and sets off on foot, intending to stay with his sister when he gets there. On the way they stop to work odd-jobs and meet the strange and disparate characters who are also drifting through the changing landscape of modern Russia. When the father is shot during a drunken fight, he tentatively strikes up a romance with the doctor (Agrippina Steklova) who patches him up, leaving the young boy to continue on with the journey by himself.