'This premiere television movie stars Claudia Karvan as a woman who becomes the advocate for a young Iranian detainee, and develops a complex relationship with him that threatens her marriage.
'Julia is a young mother trying to come to terms with the loss of her new born to SIDS. While her husband Peter throws himself into work to cope with the tragedy, Julia becomes more despairing and isolated from the world around her. Recognising that she needs a distraction, her sister-in-law suggests that Julia accompany her to the Detention Centre where she volunteers as an advocate for detainees. Julia reluctantly accepts the offer, and while there, meets Amir Farshchi, a young Iranian asylum seeker.
'Amir claims to be a student persecuted by the Iranian authorities, but the Department of Immigration disputes his identity. Amir is severely depressed, suicidal and close to deportation. Julia is immediately drawn to his vulnerability and throws herself obsessively into his case - much to the disapproval of her in-laws and husband Peter, whose tolerance is tested by the growing closeness between the young detainee and his wife.
'When Amir is finally released from detention, Julia welcomes him into her home only to find herself increasingly attracted to the handsome, damaged young man. Growing more suspicious of Amir's identity and his relationship with his wife, Peter eventually asks Amir to leave the family home.
'When Julia finds out what has happened she is furious and runs into the arms of Amir. Now Julia must decide whether her marriage is worth saving and which man she truly loves.'
Source: SBS Television website, http://www.sbs.com.au/