The Russia, of the 1990s. An emergency occurs in a northern military town on New Year’s eve. The short repot says it happened on a submarine and there are casualties. Little Misha won’t believe the children in his group that his dad might be dead. His mother, Elena, and his father’s friends, officers and midshipman Seregin, are putting up a New Year show for Misha, but the boy is eager to know the truth.