Film sinking van der Wijck Set in the 1930s, from his native Makassar, Zainuddin (Herjunot Ali) sailed to the hometown of his father in Batipuh, Padang Panjang. There, he met with Conservation (Pevita Pearce), a beautiful girl who became interest in persukuannya. The two young people fall in love. However, customs and traditions which undermine the strong love them both. Zainuddin just a destitute who do not have tribes; because his mother and father's bloody bloody Minang Bugis, Minang status in the community who bernasabkan maternal lineage is not recognized. Therefore, he is considered to have no blood ties with his family in Minangkabau. While Hayati is Minang women mannered gentility. In the end, the application was denied family Hayati Zainuddin. Biological forcibly married to Aziz (Reza Rahadian), a rich man respected preferred biological family than Zainuddin. Disappointed, Zainuddin decided to fight, go out of the realm of Minang and migrated to Java rise against adversity for the sake of love. Zainudin worked hard open a new chapter of his life. Until he became a famous writer with the works of famous and accepted by people across the archipelago.