A film about the difficult relationship between the Symbolist writers V. Ya. Bryusov, A. Bely, N. I. Petrovskaya, based on their memoirs. Paintings and drawings by M. A. Vrubel. Cemetery of the Donskoy Monastery in Moscow. External and internal view of the restaurant at the Metropol hotel. Chronicle footage: 1 part. 1910-1920s - public, city and road transport on the streets of European cities. Part 2. 1910 - antique ruins in [Italy]; 1914-1916 (World War I) - a wounded soldier of the Russian army climbs onto the shoulders of an orderly; Russian army soldiers are building a fence around the cemetery in the field; 1920s - frames of foreign feature films.