The first step of any great journey can be the most challenging one of all. When Tom, a stubbornly sage American doctor arrives in France, no experience in his illustrious life has prepared him for the untimely death of his adventurous son Daniel. Grasping at memories and missed opportunities, without a compass to set him straight, Tom faces unimaginable cross roads in his life. Coming to terms with his loss and compelled to understand Daniel’s spirited ideals, Tom embarks on the grand historical pilgrimage "The Way of St. James" in order to honor his son and fulfill his last wish to complete the journey. An inexperienced trekker himself, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, also looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman, a Canadian and an Irish writer, who is suffering from a bout of writer's block. This unlikely quartet of international misfits forge an everlasting bond and allow Tom to discover what it means to be a citizen of the world again, to truly appreciate the remarkable difference between the life we live and the life we choose.
Starring Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger
Director Emilio Estevez