Oslo family the Monsens recieve uncle Pavel's house on the south coast of Norway after his passing. Mr. Monsen is also under the assumption that he has won 5000NOK in the lottery, though things are not as they seem. On an old record, the little girls hear uncle Pavel tell the story of a lost treasure buried somewhere in the house, but to find its location, one must solve 4 riddles.
Charles is a young provincial coming up to Paris to study law. He shares his cousin Paul's flat. Paul is a kind of decadent boy, a disillusioned pleasure-seeker, always dragging along with other idles, while Charles is a plodding, naive and honest man.
The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a prisoner, and his only son was killed in action only a few days before the victory.
A Soviet scientific expedition is being prepared as the world's first mission to planet Mars. Their space ship Homeland has been built at a space station, where the expedition awaits the command to start.