Eighty year old retiree Hasan, after working in Germany for a long time, returns only from time to time to his native village in Turkey. In the early 1990’s he registers his son Erdoğan, who was born in Berlin, to the Imam Preachers high school in Istanbul to protect him from the bad habits he had acquired in Berlin. But Erdoğan does not fit into this religious environment, nor does he get rid of his bad habits.
Hasan gets extremely upset when Erdoğan is put behind bars due to thievery, drugs and extortion. Since he is a religious, conservative man, Hasan takes a harsh stand against his son and does not contact him. Neither does he hire a lawyer nor visit him during the three-and-a-half years he spends in prison. It is only when Hasan learns that Erdoğan has contracted an incurable disease in prison, that he fights to make his son recover.
In the Spring of 2005 he returns again to his village in Çaykara to rest during the summer. In the the beautiful flatlands, a region in Northern Turkey, the famous crocus flowers (Vargit) blossom in the autumn and seem to spread hope. In order to fulfill one of Erdoğan’s wishes, Hasan starts to renovate a wooden room for him and waits for his arrival. But he falls to pieces when he has to face his son’s death knell. It is time to leave.