Rami, a twelve-year-old boy, leaves his village of South-Lebanon, due to a dangerous war taking place there. In Beirut, he finds work in a coffee house directed by a cordial and understanding widow. But when the civil war settles in the city, Rami is traumatized by the assassination of a musician whom he had befriended. Twelve years later, Rami and his father are sent to the front line. Rami manages to escape and join the militia, where he meets Siham, a woman determined to find her missing husband.