Moscow. 1974. Oleg is an actor in his 40s. He has a tired look, a charming smile and a deep velvet voice. His artistic destiny didn’t work out, so he records radio plays about a spy from the USSR who lives in the US. Suddenly the radio play gets shut down, and his wife kicks Oleg out. These rather ordinary events lead to an unexpected development of events in Oleg’s life and in the life of the people around him — artists, commoners, officials, Soviet and American spies.