Reza and his family lead a simple life working on his goldfish farm in a northern Iranian village. Nearby, a private company with close links to the government and local authorities has taken control of nearly every aspect of regional life where shareholders accumulate wealth, power and land by pushing local farmers and small business owners to relinquish their properties. While many villagers are coerced into joining the network of corruption, Reza strives to resist and to preserve his farm. He soon realises that he can no longer stand up to this powerful web of corruption, and resigns to start a new life elsewhere. The company, however, decides to raise the stakes.