Before heading off to a new school, Russian teen Vladimir (Nick Stahl) spends the summer away from home. His boyish charm helps him land a job working for a member of a royal family. Soon, Vladimir finds himself fixated on his employer's daughter, Zinaida (Kirsten Dunst), and he resolves to win her affections. Though she's barely an adult herself, Zinaida knows plenty about matters of the heart. And inexperienced Vladimir might just be in over his head.