What do an Eastern European mail-order bride, an insecure political activist and a strange man in bowler hat have to do with each other? They all end up in Alvin Clogsworth's living room on the outskirts of London. When Alvin, a chemical engineer, finally gets his mail order bride-to-be, Katya, he is the happiest man around - even though Katya speaks little English. Things get more complicated when unbeknownst to Alvin, Katya's overprotective brother Misha and her revolutionary ex-fiance Alexi show up with a bigger plan in mind: to steal a deadly poison that Alvin has discovered, and assassinate the Prime Minister of their unstable country. Misunderstandings, lies and double crossing ensue in this dark and farcical look at love and international espionage in the hands of the incompetent.