An old man tells his granddaughter of his experiences during WWII in an effort to distract her while putting on her winter hat. The tall tale is filled with strange characters, surprising plot twists and a world far beyond the little girl's comprehension. Using clay animation, the director takes a true story and gives it a tongue-in-cheek treatment. The film is dedicated to his mother. Animation by Pjotr Sapegin, National Film Board of Canada.