In fact, Lyoshka crosses the line by spending the last electricity on intimate chats and takes everything too seriously – he almost kills his best friend. The main character is the only one on this island who is not stuck at the bottom of a groundhog. For the rest of the population, catching a whale is almost the only entertainment, except that local discos dilute the flow of days. Even Lyoshka's grandfather is sure every day that he will die tomorrow, and he is mistaken: maybe he wants to finish his days as soon as possible, and the Chukchi beauty does not let anyone go for nothing.
The film features a cultural, if not international, dialogue: a distant and "hot" America with the village of Lorino. The viewer, together with the hero, is at a crossroads where he is explained where the past and future, good and evil, benefit and harm are. Lyosha is transported to Alaska by an American border guard, wishing him luck in finding his ghostly love and sharing marshmallows as a sign of friendship. Maybe all this is painful nonsense because in the end, the boy confesses from powerlessness: "I am sick of this America" and somehow returns to his native village. We don't know how it happened, and we don't have to – the main thing is that everything ended well.