Journalist Behrouz, inquisitive by nature, muses over a question he has long asked himself: 'Why do intellectuals from the East die in the West?' He embarks on a journey to Paris to decide for himself. Once there, he makes an attempt to connect with an old friend, Ala, only to receive an enormous shock. Behrouz resolves to get to the bottom of things, with the assistance of Parvaneh, Ala’s love. A brooding, intriguing mystery in a Parisian setting, this film contemplates life, love, and loss overseas.