Wim Wenders directs this thought-provoking emotional drama, which explores the anxiety and disillusionment of post 9/11 America. Michelle Williams stars as Lana, who returns to the United States to begin her studies after years of living abroad with her missionary father. But instead of focusing on her education, Lana sets out to find her only other living relative: her uncle Paul (John Diehl), her deceased mother's brother. A Vietnam veteran, Paul is a reclusive vagabond with deep emotional war wounds. A tragic event witnessed by both of them opens their eyes to the wrongs of the world, and leads to a tentative yet meaningful family reconciliation.