In the summer of 1998, Kabul is in ruins and occupied by the Taliban. In this bleak and desolate environment we follow the lives of two couples.
Atiq and Mussarat have been married for years and now barely talk to each other. He can no longer bear working as a guard in a women’s prison and she is in agony, suffering from an incurable illness.
Mohsen and Zunaira are young and in love. They want to believe in the future. But Mohsen commits a foolish act that will transform their destinies forever.
Based on the novel The Swallows of Kabul by Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra.