The film tells about a documentary cinematographer, front-line cameraman of the Great Patriotic War, laureate of Stalin and State prizes, film director Vladislav Vladislavovich Mikosha. The film uses footage shot by the cameraman of the TsSDF V.V.Mikosha. FIRST PART. Moscow, 1984. TSSDF operator V. V. Mikosha removes the building of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Smolensko-Sennaya Square from the roof of the building. Transport movement on the Garden Ring. Public and residential buildings near the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. High-rise buildings on Kalininsky prospect. Moscow, February 21, 1984. House of military books. V. V. Mikosha signs memorable autographs for readers on his book "Next to a Soldier", talks about its creation, speaks to readers in the hall (b / w, sync.) Newsreels September 2, 1945 (b / w, rapid) ... The signing of the "Act of Japan's unconditional surrender" on the battleship Missouri by Soviet representative Lieutenant General Konstantin N. Derevyanko, Chinese First Class General Xu Yongchai, US Army General D. MacArthur, Australian representative General T. Blamy. View of the battleship Missouri during the signing of the Act of Surrender. Moscow, May 9, 1984 Meeting of war veterans at Teatralnaya Square. V. V. Mikosha passes through the crowd, meets with veterans. Bulgarian film director Volchan Molchanov talks about cameraman V.V. Mikosha, about other Soviet cameramen who filmed in Bulgaria in September 1944 (sync., Behind the scenes). V. V. Mikosha, together with war veterans, lays flowers at the Eternal Flame in the Alexander Garden. War veterans, cameramen of the TSSDF on the stage of the Cinema House; among those present - V. V. Mikosha with a bouquet of flowers. Front-line operators near the table with front-line rations in the foyer of the House of Cinema. Festive fireworks. Photos of V. V. Mikosha captured during the war. Reflections of V. V. Mikoshi about happiness (sync.) Newsreel footage of 1940 (b / w): poster of the exhibition of photographs by Vladislav Mikosha, held in the House of Cinema on June 1, 1940; entries in the guest book about this exhibition by S. Eisenstein, R. Carmen, M. Slutsky, G. Alexandrov and L. Orlova. Stamps with color photographs of V. V. Mikosha. THE SECOND PART OF. Moscow, 1984. V. V. Mikosha in an open car removes from the passage near the building of the Bolshoi Theater on Teatralnaya Square. The building of the Bolshoi Theater. DS Firsova-Mikosha at home talks about the work of V. V. Mikoshi (behind the scenes and sync.) .. Newsreel footage (b / w, rapid, 1941-1942): the commandant's patrol on the street . Sevastopol; a little boy is walking next to the sailor. V. V. Mikosha at home talks about his work in the war (sinhr.). Photos in which V.V.Mikosha was captured during his work in different years. Books on the shelves in V. Mikosha's house, a photograph of cosmonaut Yu. A. Gagarin with a dedication: “To Vladislav Vladislavovich Mikosha newsreel in memory of our joint work in Finland. Gagarin 5.07.64 ". Set of the feature film "Report from the front line". Filmmaker Leon Saakov says this film is being made in memory of his fellow military cameramen (sinhr.). Actor I. E. Livanov as front-line cameraman Vladimir Nikolaevich Rudnev on the set. Newsreels (b / w, rapid 1942): marines in the trenches; attack by the marines; sailors crawling across the battlefield. Sevastopol, 1984 (b / w). V.V. Mikosha removes the veterans of the defense of Sevastopol. V. V. Mikosha at home talks about his meeting with the director A. Dovzhenko (sync. And behind the scenes). THE THIRD PART. Photos of V. V. Mikosha, in which he was captured in a group of Soviet cameramen in New York in 1942. V. V. Mikosha and D. S. Firsov are standing in the room near the windows. A cage with a parrot on the windowsill. V.V. Mikosha (behind the scenes, sync.) Recalls his meeting with Ch.Chaplin. View of a telegram from Ch. Chaplin with the inscription: “Thank you for your telegram, which I deeply appreciate. I wish you continued happiness. Charlie Chaplin". Chaplin's autograph and drawing on the photograph. V. V. Mikosha in an open car will remove the Moscow street from the passage. V. V. Mikosha in an open car drives through the tunnels. Newsreels (b / w). USA, Philadelphia, 1959 At the Franklin Field stadium, the competition of track and field athletes of the USSR and the USA. One of the athletes falls over the course. Spectators stand on the podium. The police carry the athlete from the stadium on a stretcher. Stills from the film "Indonesia" (1955, directed by V. V. Mikosha). Palm trees on the shore. One of the palaces in Indonesia. A young man throws coconuts from a palm tree. Moscow, May 1984 2nd International Music Festival. V.V. Mikosha on a shooting near the building of the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. The audience near the building before the concert. V. V. Mikosha talks about the importance of difficulties in life (behind the scenes). Newsreel footage (b / w, 1942). The faces of the soldiers who are watching the concert of the front-line brigade of the Moscow stage. Stills from the film "Meeting with La Gioconda" (directed by DS Firsova, opera by VV Mikosha, 1974, color). Painting by Leonardo da Vinci "La Gioconda" in the hall of the Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Numerous visitors around the paintings. The director of the film talks with V. V. Mikosha (sinhr.). Newsreel footage (1941-1942, b / w, rapid). Monument to the sunken ships in Sevastopol. Explosion. Ruined building. In the doorway, a sign is swinging with the inscription: "The shop is closed." Sevastopol, 1984. Bronze eagle on the capital of the Monument to the Scuttled Ships in Sevastopol. V. V. Mikosha on the seashore talks about the properties of human memory (sinhr.). The water surface of the Black Sea. V. V. Mikosha with a movie camera in his hands climbs the stairs at the Grafskaya pier.