"Why can't you actually find a man?" Sonbol is asked by her mother. The answer is silence. Sonbol Fatemi is 35; she is single, owns her own dental practice, and likes to compete against men in rally races. Sonbol lives in the holy city of Mashad in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Living a life like her´s in Iran means she has to fight everyday: against her mother, who would love to arrange a marriage for her, aganist the sports administrators that want to exclude her from the rally races, and against her own doubts about God and if he is on her side.
"I don’t want to stay here anymore!" says Martina to her mother via webcam in an internet café near Lake Constance. Meanwhile, her mother in Slovakia tries to calm down her daughter. After all, they need the money. Martina is working as a home help and career to an elderly couple. Lore, the mistress of the house, is in a wheelchair. She has difficulty getting around. Otherwise, she’s full of energy and keeps a tight rein on the household. Her husband, Max, can no longer speak but observes everything that goes on around his bed. Theirs is a tiny world, over which Lore holds sway. The fact that their idyll has now been penetrated by a young Slovak woman who is going to spend the summer looking after Max and Lore is a bitter pill for Lore to swallow.