11-year-old Llia works in a quarry which produces semi-handmade bricks in an isolated region of Iran. Haunted by voices which prevent him sleeping, he goes running in the surrounding arid desert to exorcise them. One day, he meets Limua, a girl of his own age, who has joined the small working community with her mother, who is a seasonal worker. The two children have a silent relationship: everything is in their looks and smiles. One day, Limua puts her handprint on a brick which she hands to Llia and which she then throws into a well. This mysterious, deliberate gesture will perhaps help Llia recover his peace in mind. The rains arrive, signalling the end of the working season. The workers, including Limua and her mother, prepare their departure, leaving Llia to his solitude.