The watchman and caretaker Pashka has been sacked. But
he decides not to leave the dacha where he works, hoping to again meet Natasha, the beautiful landlady. Natasha’s
father comes instead, and tells him to leave immediately.
The watchman plans to blow up the dacha owners’ dog by
feeding it an explosive. He stitches up a handmade bomb
and a piece of meat inside a teddy bear called Aloysius
and leaves the toy in the yard of the dacha before leaving.
When the dacha’s owners arrive, they gradually notice that
Pashka has made small changes around the house.
Natasha’s husband finds out that she had an affair; and
their children tell them that Pashka is still nearby, sitting
in his car.
Vaska, Natasha’s six-year-old son, finds the booby-trapped
teddy bear. Vaska speaks with the bear the way he used to
with Pashka, debating with him about the meaning of life.
The next night is cold, and Natasha visits Pashka, bringing
along her husband, father, the dog and a canister of diesel
fuel, with a lighter in her hand. Suddenly, Vaska rushes in
with the teddy bear, which could explode at any minute.
Everyone survives except the dog. Pashka saves the boy
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