Stockard Channing narrates this inspiring story adapted from Leo Tolstoy's tale "Truths We Live By." Simon the shoemaker barely makes enough to get by, but that doesn't stop the kind cobbler from taking in a needy homeless man named Michael. Simon provides Michael with food, shelter and a job as his assistant. Mysteries unfold, relationships strengthen and new purpose is found as Simon slowly unravels the details of Michael's life.
Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point.
Along with his new friends, a teenager who was arrested by the US Secret Service and banned from using a computer for writing a computer virus discovers a plot by a nefarious hacker, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.
In the year 2035, convict James Cole (Bruce Willis) reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities.