1953, Soviet Russia. Petya, a young, somewhat mentally impaired man, lives his life pretending to be a local traffic cop. Everyone in town humors him until a convict escapes from a nearby prison. Petya ends up helping with the manhunt but his amiable enthusiasm brings about tragedy.
A woman on the cusp of 40 decides to kill her two young children and commit suicide. She survives, however, and, in a state of shock, gets into her car and drives off, fully intending to kill herself in a car accident. A cop pulls her over for speeding. Noticing how upset she is, he decides to drive
In THE NOSTRIL PICKER, an unattractive guy named Joe is befriended by an old man who claims he can help the loner get women. Joe learns a chant that gives him the power to change himself into a girl and uses this ability to lure teenage girls home with the promise of TV and girl talk.
Bruce leaves his girlfriend behind in Paris for an arts fellowship that will allow him to live and work in Rome. Staying at a villa that once belonged to the Medici and being allowed to write full time seems like a dream until he meets Matteo, a native of Rome who works at the villa.