During World War II the Germans capture a Soviet boat and confront Anatolij with a choice to kill his captain and save his own life or die, too. The Germans set the boat on fire anyway. Later he finds himself washed ashore near the island with an Orthodox monastery. He becomes a monk with beneficial qualities …
An American ophthalmologist travels to France to recover body of his son who died while walking on a Catholic pilgrimage route. He decides to take the pilgrimage himself.
A chance encounter of a trobled but talented college gymnast who dreams of winning Olympic Games with a stranger, a kind of spiritual guide, changes his life. The movie is based on autobiography by Dan Millman.