Hans Roosli, a young Swiss journalist on his
first assignment a broad, comes to Iran in
October, 1971, to cover the Shah’s celebration
of 2,500 years of the nation’s monarchy: an occasion that
triggers events leading to the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
There he meets a thirteen year-old girl of privilege, Donya,
whose growing fascination for him impels him to return to
cover the revolution until his arrest and imprisonment. One
his release six years later, she is nowhere to be found.
The tale of his subsequent search for Donya is an
odyssey that takes Hans around the globe until, decades
later, they are finally reunited under strange and unexpected circumstances.