A divorced father takes his young son, and without his former wife's consent, embarks on a treacherous journey, risking the child's life and all but assuring that the mother will never see her son again. Along the way, the father drowns, but the child miraculously survives and arrives safely on the shores of freedom. In this new land, the child has remote relatives who wish to become his new parents. Meanwhile, his grieving mother sits in his empty room for over four months and anxiously awaits his return.