Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir must tell Murad that the rest of their family were all killed in a recent bomb attack.
A man and a woman are plunging ever deeper into the desert. Their mission is to burn the body of another man and deliver the ashes to his wife. But when they arrive, the "deceased" disappears into thin air...
Hadi travels to Croatia to complete his researches on Film-making. His friend Aziz who has heard about his trip gives him a photo and a VHS cassette asking him to look after a girl Fatemeh there. Hadi with the help of a woman Hanifeh who can talk Persian searches for the girl. Croatian police arrest Hadi and because of his passport problems expelled him from the country. He then with Hanifeh go to Bosnia to complete his search after Fatemeh but involved in the Bosnia's war and get injured.
The story of three old musicians and puppeteers who set off on a long journey across Iran, performing en route and re-discovering old friends.