Two women from different worlds whose lives have become rituals around an absent man: Makk catches the nuances of their relationship. One is the man's bedridden mother, who believes her imprisoned son is hitting the big time in America. The other is his wife, carefully sustaining the illusion in the old lady. The film is set in 1953, and shades of the consequences of the cult of the personality hang in Makk's references to the extravagant exploits of the son in the States. Finely shot by János Tóth, the film exhibits a concern for the quality of people's lives that stays this side of the nostalgic, and seems a characteristic of current Hungarian cinema. It may sound grim, it isn't in the least.