A band of robbers escape from a bank but their suitcase of money is dropped accidentally. The suitcase is found by Yahya, an honest, lowly employee. He is convinced that he must return the suitcase. His honesty compels him to insist on returning it, although his friends and neighbors guess that the suitcase must be full of money. Even when his wife Yasmin, is gravely ill, he does not want to use the contents of the suitcase. He becomes the object of ridicule of his friends and neighbors. But he finds a friend in Noni, a waitress in a street stall. Noni is good at being philosophical.