After her divorce, Nahid lives alone with her 10-year old son in a small town in Northern Iran. Custody of the child should have gone to the father, but he has relinquished it on one condition: Nahid cannot remarry. But she has fallen in love and would like to get married. Iranian law offers a way out: a temporary marriage which can last from an hour up to 99 years. As Nahid is already divorced, however, such a marriage would be frowned upon. She has to choose – between her son and her new love.