Sometime during the 1600s, Jacques, a young orphan from France, stows
away aboard a fishing boat heading to Icelandic waters. Willing to
brave the dangers and the rough life of a sailor, he is intent on one
goal: to go to Iceland. There he hopes to find answers to the
mysterious visions that have plagued him since childhood, to his
unexplained ability to speak and read Icelandic, and also to the
strange phenomena that sometimes occur around him.