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A generation torn between wanting to leave its country yet bound by blood to its homeland. Khatoun, a beautiful, young woman and her daughter are left to cope on their own after her husband, believing he has no other options to earn a living then to go abroad, fails to return. Marhab, a charismatic and confident young man arrives in town, looking for work as a mechanic. He befriends another young man in an inn, and introduces himself as a specialist in repairing cranes. His new friend fixes him up with a job at his own workplace. One day, in the market place, his eyes wander on to the beautiful Khatoun, whom he discovers apparently no longer has a husband. The film charts his determination to win her heart and what their lives become from one winter to the next one, with all its tragic twists and turns.

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