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Living on the island of Cyprus, Nisha is far from her native Sri Lanka. Though she longs to return home, she knows that working for Petra, a wealthy widow, is the only way to earn enough to support her daughter, left behind to be raised by relatives. Yiannis is a poacher, trapping songbirds and selling them on the illegal market. He dreams of finding a new way of life, and of marrying Nisha. One night, Nisha makes dinner for the family who pays her: Petra and her daughter Aliki. Then, Nisha goes out on a mysterious errand, and vanishes. Petra takes on the investigation herself, a path that leads her to Nisha's friends and to the darker side of a migrant's life.