Hoping to improve his life, the temperamental Rodolfo Cano (Azazel Jacobs, who also directs) enlists in the Army. But when another Rodolfo Cano (Gerardo Naranjo) receives his sign-up orders, the two Rodolfos' lives collide -- with the first Rodolfo's girlfriend (Sara Diaz) adding to the confusion.
After their father (Tim Robbins) is called into work, two young boys, Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and Danny (Jonah Bobo), are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa (Kristen Stewart), and told they must stay inside.
After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures.
The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.