On the Iranian side of the Kurdish border with Iraq, a young boy names Ayoub (Ayoub Ahmadi) -- along with three brothers and two sisters -- toil away as day-laboring book smugglers while their father (also a smuggler) is gone at work. Tragedy strikes when they learn that their dwarf brother, 15-year old Madi (Mehdi Ekhtiar-Dini) will die in a month from an unknown illness, and that only an immediate operation will extend his life, a few extra months, at that.
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