Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Nikola is an ten-year-old boy who enjoys relating with the old people that his mother shops for and cleans up for. He is particularly enthralled by an old fellow who used to earn his living as a tango singer, and who still has something of the enthusiasm for living that infuses that music. His father is a music teacher who isn't quite up to the challenge posed by living with his energetic and complicated wife, and since they are not well off materially, the difficulty of their lives is compounded. The boy has a scheme which may make the family a lot of money, but he first has to decide that the real world is more worthy of his attentions than his rich and gentle fantasy life.