The film’s protagonist, the gastarbeiter Farrukh, lives in a little shack in the
surburbs of Moscow together with his family: father, mother, and brothers;
he has to accept any job that brings in even the smallest amount of money.
But that’s not why he came here from Tajikistan, leaving behind his wife
and small children. He wants to become a great actor… Yet Farrukh is
trapped in a circle of mutually exclusive circumstances: his dream of the
big screen, his position as an illegal migrant worker, and the traditional
foundation of a Muslim family, which demands the observance of the laws
of the Koran. At some point Farrukh has to make a choice...