Stuck in a traffic jam, Malek catches a glance of Zeina, the woman he loves. Tapping messages into his mobile phone he desperately tries to get through to her, but it’s clear, she no longer wants to see him… His mother Claudia has still not accepted his father’s disappearance after 15 years. She stays at home should her husband return, Malek drives around the city alone in his car. Each of them living with a void of lost love. But today may be the ‘‘perfect day’’ to lay their ghosts to rest. Malek is taking his hesitant mother to declare her husband officially dead ‘‘in the absence of a body”. And that evening, Zeina looks ready to give Malek a second shot at the love he so yearns for.