The year is 1986. After serving as a machinist for eight months aboard a merchant ship, young sailor Pasha returns to Odessa. It was his love for a girl named Lilly that made this handsome young man embark on such distant travels. Having asked for her hand in marriage, he worked long and hard only to make enough money to buy his own apartment. This was a condition he had to fulfill, imposed by Lilly's father - a man of wealth and standing in the city - otherwise, there would be no wedding.