Two Uzbek intellectuals get arrested on a provincial road after they stole a watermelon. They don’t have any identification. Taken to the police station, tough negotiations start between two worlds which misunderstand each other: urban intellectuals — although one claims having connections with the KGB — vs country people.
The use of different dialects by the various characters adds to the comic aspect of the film which keeps going back and forth between the tragic and the comic. A kind of Uzbek road movie..