On New Year’s Eve, Jindra and his teenage daughter Bara cluelessly drive through the gloomy countryside, looking for her missing dog. And the connection they’ve lost long ago.
After several months of separation, Jindra (42) and his daughter Bara (15) are finally supposed to spend New Year’s Eve together. However, Bara unexpectedly chooses to attend a party with friends. Throughout the evening, Jindra grapples with loneliness, while taking care of her daughter’s new dog – Ellie. At midnight, searching for a brief moment of joy, he goes outside. Colorful fireworks illuminate the sky above the small town. Ellie, startled by the noise, slips through the unlatched gate which Jindra hasn’t fixed for years.
With the whole world asleep – woven with threads of recovery, and hopes for yet-to-be-told stories – Jindra and Bara cluelessly traverse the snow-covered countryside. Condemned to each other, after several unsuccessful hours of searching, the daughter and father feel more distant than ever. Exhausted, Jindra doesn’t see the sense to continue. Furious Bara has had enough. She calls her mother – Martina (43) – and asks for help. Heart-wrenched Jindra begins a race against time.
No matter how desperately and illogically, Jindra decides to act. In one hour, Bara’s mother will arrive. Feeling like he’s losing his final chance, Jindra will interrogate drunk teenagers, teach Bara to drive a car, steal her phone, and embark on a frantic pursuit of a dog…unfortunately the wrong one.
All of this to find Ellie, and finally prove to Bara – who blames him for the divorce from her mother – that he can be the father she deserves, that he is not useless.
All of this, to even for a brief moment in his sad existence – feel needed.