A Tale of Three Sisters is a story about social inequality, efforts to find an exit, hopes and expectations linked to new lives, and a sense of despair and lack of opportunities for the poor. The story unfolds about three sisters from a poor town in central Anatolia. The three sisters have all been adopted by wealthy families in hopes of improving their lives, but they are forced to return to the village due to unforeseen circumstances. When his eldest daughter, Reyhan, returns home pregnant, his father Sevket hastens to marry Beisel, a poor, ignorant shepherd who is being despised in the village. Havva comes home after her adoptive brother′s death after fighting the disease and Nurhan returns to the village with her stepfather Nekati a few days after Havva returns. For the first time in years, the three sisters rejoice their reunion. However, Shevket tries to persuade Nekati to send Havva to his foster daughter, and puts pressure on Nekati by joining with the village director. Disenchanted with his shepherd′s life and the ignorance of the villagers, Beisel asks Nekati for a job to get out of town. But the situation never flows in the direction that the three sisters and their biological father, stepfather and husband would like.