Contemporary Iran. Heshmat is an exemplary husband and father, but nobody knows where he goes every morning. Pouya, a young conscript, cannot bring himself to kill a man as he has been ordered to do. Javad, who has come to ask his beloved to marry him, is suddenly caught in a dilemma. Bharam, an exiled doctor, has decided to finally reveal the secret of his life to his niece. These four stories are inextricably linked. In a despotic regime where the death penalty still exists, men and women are fighting for their freedom.