Fatma is a middle-aged housewife with six children.
She lives in Vienna but still practices all her Turkish homeland’s traditions. She has been diagnosed with cancer and fears for her family’s future if the treatment
is unsuccessful, so she engineers a proxy marriage between rural Turkish lass Ayse and her son Hasan. But in reality, Ayse is to be the kuma (second wife) of Fatma’s husband Mustafa. Despite the hostility of Fatma’s older children, Ayse behaves with tact and determination, but an unexpected turn of fate provides an opportunity for her to make choices of her own.