Sadegh, a taciturn Kabul taxi driver has no news from his son Darya.
During the Russian War, to avoid his son’s forced conscription into the Afghan army, he pays a smuggler to send him to Iran. Once gone, Darya disappears and there is no news of him. Delara, Darya’s mother, is inconsolable.
Zohra, Delara’s niece, lives far from Kabul. She is exquisite and delicate. She has everything it takes to please people. When she comes to visit, for the first time Delara and Sadegh think that a daughter-in-law like her would be able to give them grandchildren, would radically change their lives and bring their son back home.
Both husband and wife share this same dream. Sadegh changes his appearance and goes to Iran to find his son and obtain his agreement. The much-missed son has changed his name, his life and his identity. He offends his father publicly and violently rejects his offer.
In return, the humiliated father, not daring to break the heart of his wife, makes her believe that their son has accepted the idea of getting engaged to Zohra.
Soon, the families gather to celebrate the proxy engagement of Zohra and Darya. Zohra is in the seventh heaven. She has prepared everything to leave... …