The Master is based on the short story Popi and Huhuu by Estonian author Friedebert Tuglas and tells a story of a dog Popi and a monkey named Huhuu, who are waiting for their master to come home. But one day it becomes clear that he’s not going to. From that day their mutual lives begin. While actually smarter and stronger than his simian companion, Popi capitulates to every one of Huhuu’s whims in a show of obedience and subservience. Huhuu meanwhile becomes a symbol of debauchery and lunacy.