It is the middle of the Iran-Iraq War and Abadan is under siege. Hamid is a soldier who commands a group of Basijis, and he is determined to destroy a derrick which the Iraqis are using to attack the city. As Abadan is evacuated, and Hamid's family with it, the young commander soon finds battle lines drawn and friends caught up in the middle of it. When his best friend Amir proposes to his sister Zahra, who stayed behind to help defend the city with Hamid, he finds his loyalties torn between his mission and his hope for a brighter future. However, his obsession with the derrick may prove to be the undoing of everything.