A film by Kristin Nicolaysen,
Mahmoud and Karwan are Kurds from northern Iraq. In 1999 they crossed the Norwegian border hidden in truck containers. They both applied for asylum. We follow their daily life in a small north Norwegian village. Joy, sorrow, hopes, and longing are expressed. After two and three years their applications are turned down. Knowing that returning is to risk their lives, they appeal the rejections. The film point at paradoxes in Norwegian politics towards asylum seekers, and may serve to give some reflections around the question of integration.