Two families, sharing the last name of Ivanov and each raising an adult son, find out that their children were mixed up at maternity hospital 16 years ago. This event naturally turns the world of both families upside down. Which child belongs to whom? Do they need to swap children? Who they should love more: their biological child or someone else’s child that has long become their own? Things are made even more complicated by the fact that the two families hardly
have anything in common. The “rich” Ivanovs live in a big beautiful house and have servants. The poor Ivanovs live with their retired grandfather in his old farmhouse. In a sense, the two Ivanov families are the metaphor for the two kinds of Russia that have emerged on the territory of this country over the past 20 years. Everything is different in the everyday of these two Russias: each has its own shopping spaces, its own clinics, its own jobs, its own ways of vacationing. The only things they share are the country and TV. Not knowing what to do with their children, the Ivanovs decide to live together for a whole to understand how to proceed — and gradually turn into one big family.