When a magician’s trick goes wrong at 6-year-old Mando’s birthday party, an avalanche of coincidental absurdities befall the boy’s family.
The magician turns Sami, the authoritative Egyptian father, into a chicken and fails to bring him back. The mysterious transformation of the father sets the family off to a tragically funny adventure of self-discovery to survive without the patriarch. Rasha, the passive mother, is suddenly responsible for the family. She slowly transforms into a strong independent woman. Ramadan, the teenage son, goes on a journey to discover himself and his sexuality. At the end he realizes that he can be a man without walking in his father’s footsteps. Mando struggles without his father but finds solace in his older brother. When the father comes back as an invalid, he is more of a burden. His long-awaited return is nothing but disappointment. The family learns that life is possible without a dictator as a leader.