Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This is a quirky love story about a political exile returning home after the fall of communism in Russia. He is a conductor. His ex-wife tells him that he has a daughter he didn't know about who has gone missing. In the intervening years, the girl in question has become an accomplished pianist and is now the ward and possible love child of an old friend of the conductor's, whom he is visiting. The conductor unknowingly chooses the girl to replace another pianist, who is unable to join him in his country-wide tour. Along the way, the girl and the conductor have an affair. When the girl's mother attends one of the conductor's concerts and sees her performing, she informs him that this is the girl that she believes to be his daughter. The two men then get together to discuss their rival claims to paternity (obviously the conductor hopes he loses in this race), and by getting good and drunk and taking a long walk down memory lane together, they are able to determine who the lucky man is.