The Mansi children on a boarding school in the small Russian village Ivdel are impatiently waiting for winter holidays. They are looking forward to return to their home village, where there is no television or video games. It takes a whole day to get to their hometown, through forests and snowed fields, but there is no place like home. At home they can ride sleigh, jump from the roof into the snow and play cards with grandmother. The winter break is a small change from the city life for the children. Will some decide to return forever?
To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events.
After discovering they are all dating the same same guy, three popular students from different cliques band together for revenge, so they enlist the help of a new gal in town and conspire to break the jerk's heart, while destroying his reputation.
Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt.