The young shepherd, Zagros, is completely happy in the mountains of Turkish Kurdistan. His wife, Havin, who stays behind with their nine-year-old daughter when he sets off with his flock, feels a lot less at home. Some people in the village think she is too outspoken... and who knows what such a modern, independent woman might get up to. When a carpet seller from her hometown starts boasting that he has had a relationship with her, Havin is harshly called to order by Zagros' family.
Havin flees the village and leaves the country, with the aid of a sister who is with the rebels and has a cousin in Belgium. Furious at his relatives, Zagros decides to follow her. But once he arrives in Brussels, little remains of his certainties; what does remain is the pressure that his family exerts on him. This powerful drama skillfully carries us along in the narrow-mindedness that gradually takes hold of Zagros.