A dull man brings a horrible package to his friend, a "poet" but primarily a boiler room worker. The hospital worker Offa makes sure that young mothers do not abandon their children, because she was once such a child herself. An old man in a wheelchair sits surrounded by cats and a little girl. He gives her a long, meaningless lecture, having no idea what surprise his companion is preparing for him.
Kira Muratova is a Ukrainian film director of Romanian/Jewish descent. Muratova's films were repeatedly censored in the Soviet Union, but she nevertheless managed to establish herself as one of the luminaries of Soviet cinema and, starting in 1960, built a highly successful film career. In 1997, Muratova was awarded the honorary title of Member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. She is a People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (1990), winner of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine (1993) and the Oleksandr Dovzhenko State Prize (2002).