A growing up drama based on the stories of Fazil Iskander. The film is set in Abkhazia at the end of the Stalin era, in the late 40s – early 50s of the 20th century. 13-year-old Chik, a mischievous and contemplative person, lives the usual life of a Soviet schoolboy in the sunny town of Mukhus on the seashore. The sudden arrest of his father makes Chika more acutely experiencing his growing up, but cannot change his cheerful character and kind heart. A heightened sense of justice becomes the source of his both dangerous and comic adventures.