A film about the temple beggar I. Notkin. Notkin in the courtyard of the temple, giving interviews (synchronously), standing on the porch, combing his beard, asking for alms from the believers entering the temple. The priest blesses Notkin. Family photo of Notkin. At the fence of the temple, beggars, invalids beg for alms. The coffin with the deceased is being carried out of the church. Notkin walks in the procession behind the coffin. People sell greens, mushrooms. Notkin buys a newspaper from a kiosk at a typewriter in his apartment. Photographs by I. Notkin.