Three stories set in today's Algeria. In Algiers, Mourad, a property developer is wealthy and more or less satisfied with his lot but he does not know how to make happy those close to him; Lila, his confused ex-wife; Rash, his frustrated second wife; Nacim, his disenchanted son. Djabil, Mourad's chauffeur, has accepted to drive Aicha and his father from Algiers to Biskra where the young woman is to be married civilly. Now, Djabil happens to be Aicha's lover. In Sétif, Dahman, a neurologist, hopes to marry Radia at last. But the promotion he expects seems to be put off forever. He is in double trouble when a woman accuses him of serious wrongdoing.
Simon has just been discharged from a psychiatric hospital after recurring episodes of self-harm. Still suffering, he rushes to see his heavily pregnant, rabbi wife, Rivka. When one of her young students, a troubled teen named Theodore, runs away on his Bar Mitzvah day, Simon runs after him. Suspicious of each other's motives at first, they soon let their guard down. Together, they teach one another how to trust the world around them, and themselves.
After his sister is brutally killed, David finds himself in charge of his 7 year old niece, Amanda.