While searching for a buried treasure, a man and a woman from different nationalities crash their cultural prejudices against each other in a tragicomic squabble until in the end they find out that the intimacy born between them is the greatest possible treasure.
Trumpet player Jona settles at that place on the remains of his grandfather’s house. In its basement he finds a stone with a bird engraved on it and a map with an inscription in Arabic: “To have a house of gold, you are to fall down on the sky and discover the twin!” A copy of the same map brings Rumba and Emma to the same place. The man is Bulgarian, a passionate treasure-hunter. His wife is American and studies Bulgarian folklore so as to fight against globalization. To find the treasure, Rumba wants to buy Jona’s property. Jona, whose flat in town has been taken away from him by some foreigners because of debt, is afraid that the new-comers will deprive him of this property of his, too. A conflict arises between the foreign woman and the trumpet player that is strengthened by Jona’s extreme nationalism. Two more persons get involved in the conflict: Anany, Jona’s elderly neighbour, and the Gypsy Ivanka, the woman Jona lays with from time to time.
Emma and Jona step into the story as enemies despising each other. They go through a number of vicissitudes before, in the end, they get to feel strongly attracted to each other. The crown of their attraction is an inspired song – an improvisation on Bulgarian folklore themes and American country music. They compose it together – Emma sings and Jona accompanies her on the trumpet. This unexpected liaison of theirs goes on under ground and in water, on the bottom of a well…
Writer Radichkov says: “Man is a long sentence written with great love and inspiration but full of spelling mistakes.”