The people of Kyrgyzstan have an ancient tradition: the parents of a large family offer a baby to a childless couple. As a ritual, five old women pass the baby over their bent knees and name it “Beshkempir” (which means “five old women”). Azate lives a happy childhood in his small village. One day, he learns he is an adopted son and his life is turned upside down. Uncertain about his identity, he is alienated by this loss and unhappiness from his family and friends and the girl he is so crazy about.