Dima Nikitin is a simple and honest foreman of a repair team at a provincial housing service. In the little town, there is a notorious dorm, inhabited by drunkards and outcasts. One night the pipes burst. After arriving at the scene, Nikitin discovers that things are way more serious -- the building is on the verge of collapse and people need to be evacuated immediately. Fighting a mountain of red tape, Nikitin sets off on an all-night odyssey to deal with the town authorities.