Sometimes life is... boring.
Drawn out, bleak, uneventful, random, and painfully, painfully boring...
With the coming of the whale circus all sorts of whacky events are set in motion, such as the arrival of uncle György's estranged wife (Tünde) who delivers an ultimatum to János that she will move back in with György if he doesn't coerce prominent townspeople into getting behind the "clean our town up" movement.
To prove her resolve to György she sends János to deliver the news with her packed suitcase.
Well, this threat of co-habitation proves to be horrendous enough to pry György away from spouting his crazed ramblings about music theory for an afternoon of schmoozing townsfolk (apparently he is rather persuasive).
All the while more and more people are gathering in the town square, waiting to hear from the charismatic Prince who arrived with the circus...
That evening, János is tasked by his aunt and the police chief (her lover) to investigate what is going on in town and report his findings back to them. János, however, can't get that darn whale off his mind! So he sneaks back into the trailer where it is housed only to overhear the Prince arguing with the circus owner about bringing his patented madness to János's little town!