During his holiday, ten-year-old Joshua saunters around by the IJsselmeer and meets the tough boy Mick, who is a little older. The latter only wants to become friends if Joshua climbs the forbidden lighthouse. But Joshua lacks the courage. When a third boy arrives, they fool him into believing that Joshua did stand the test. So now it is the newcomer's turn. But then something terrible happens and Joshua does not dare tell his parents.
A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.
Aliens land in South Africa and have no way home. Years later after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the "Non-Humans" are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU).
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son.