Based on Vladimir Nabokov's work. In the center of a picture - history of the artist Troshcheykin, his wife Liouba, her mother and sister. They live abroad, in the provincial small town inhabited by compatriots. Unexpected return to the city nobody Barbashina overturns family life. Five years ago in a jealousy attack this person shot at Troshcheykin and his wife, has wounded them and, having got for six years to prison, has promised to return and finish begun.