A rapid and whirling, musically arranged cascade of stunning visuals from the gone epoch. Rejected from the USSR Union of Composers, poet-songwriter Eugene Shikunov travels through towns and villages, offering businesses variations on the same 'production anthem' – songs meant to glorify the heroic daily labour of their employees. Rare instance of an absurd documentary-comedy.
Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his return.
Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes.