The story takes place at the modern time in the beautiful town of Ventura county, surrounded by gorgeous mountains, vineyards and ocean beaches.

The film is a modern romantic comedy/drama, with completely new and original plot and characters, it is only remotely based on the short stories of Anton Chekhov.


A strict disciplinarian high school principal, who likes to keep everything in cases and terrorizes high schools students, teachers and residents of the small town by his law abiding principles, falls in love with a completely opposite free spirited woman.


The Man in a Case explores the life of John White, a high school principal, who likes to keep all his belongings in separate cases. He even carries an umbrella on a sunny day, not for shade, but for a rainstorm.  John believes living a very rigid and structured life filled with rules will protect him from the unknown and lives under the principle: “What if something would happen?”
John White fanatically loves laws and directions. As a strict disciplinarian, he always follows the proper way and never breaks away from the syllabus of his life for anyone. By this very principle he terrorizes his hopeless high school students and residents of the town. Hope for John comes when he falls in love with the new gorgeous and free spirited music teacher (Valery).
Of course John’s new-found love’s lifestyle is of polar opposites to his strict formulaic life.
Local society secretly laughs at him but because of the fear of unnecessary problems with state and town officials, they are afraid of him. Eventually he will be changed going through many obstacles in order to be in love with freedom-loving Valery and they will get married.