Egyptian-born pilot, Anouk Turabe, a beautiful but aloof woman guarding her secret life, makes her living flying tourists around Ethiopia. She receives a request to go on the most dangerous of rescues -- abduct a teenage German woman from a marriage she was tricked into by her Yemeni father. For Anouk to undertake this death-defying feat is a way to heal old grievances. But then, enter American photographer Karen Jensen, who captivates and disturbs Anouk as they become passionately involved against her better judgment. Ultimately it means including Karen in the dangerous undercover plans. Going to Yemen as an Arab husband and his wife in chador, they hatch their plan to rescue Silke.