All of these people once in childhood had a dream: to repeat the heroic voyage once undertaken by famous traveler and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl across the Pacific. This dream has been warming their hearts and feeding their childhood memories all these decades as they pledged to stay as a crew forever. It is the coincidence or the just a turn of a fate that one and the same time all three feel need to turn on a new leaf in their own way but have no clue how.
Lola makes an unexpected daring move and finds both of them in different parts of the world asking to meet each other in the same place where they pledged to stay as the crew. She motivates this decision by the upcoming school anniversary. Being at the dead end both, Gino and Doug agree to the meeting as it seems a good reason to have a break in their sufferings from solitude and adverse life.
The three of them meet at the very place and spend time telling their stories and enjoying each other’s company. While talking of their dreams and life ups and downs, the dock rocking under the force of small waves somehow unties itself and sets itself adrift into the middle of the wide river leaving people on it stranded helpless without even any tool or support to sail the raft to the one of the banks or even make a phone call. Their belongings stay on the shore under the oak tree.
Although they are stuck in a difficult situation they accept this turn of a fate as realization of their dream and count on enjoying this sail until the river throws them into a stream which makes a sharp turn.
Gino has been going through relationship difficulties and this appears to be not the first time as it is really hard to understand his complex nature and sturdy character. He ends up in loneliness traveling around the world and somehow healing his spiritual wounds.
Doug, the painter and a former drug addict plunges into the dangerous world of drug dealing. His addiction throws him into debts he cannot crawl out of and for him the suicide seems the only salvation.
Lola, being very attractive, sensual and sexy woman has been a call girl for quite a long time after unsuccessful marriages and relationships. She leads the posh lifestyle but begins to feel that the aging can bring her to a complete collapse of her so-called “career” where her youthful appearance has the biggest advantage. This duality brings her down to total loneliness.
They meet at the riverbank where the old wooden boat dock is tied to the big oak tree but half-sunk due to being abandoned for years.
Doug shows up first and while Gino and Lola arrive he manages to somehow fix it so that the old boat doc stays afloat.
However, they still do not realize that the sharp turn is caused by the strong, boisterous stream that joins the river and makes it change its direction.
Being in helpless situation and speculating about the survival each of them begin to have the vision of their childhood years what they have gone through: Gino lost his father in a war, Doug and Lola were victims of the war between Christians and Muslims.
Having her vision and in avoidance of these terrible memories of childhood Lola plunges into the stream. Gino, who could not help his father to stay alive once, dives into the stream to help Lola and manages to temporarily tie her to the rock. But he sees that Doug is still on the raft which touches one of the rocks and for seconds stops drifting. On the other hand, the raft is still moving pushed by the stream and is bound to “release” itself drifting along the river and towards the wild stream. Gino being a good swimmer manages to pull Doug down and out of the raft as Doug does not know how to swim, just seconds after the raft crashes into the stream and collapses into pieces.
A fisherman finds their belongings under the oak and picks up a sudden call from Doug’s “bullies”. He notifies them that all three friends drowned.
Returning to the place of accident, covered by the thick foliage the three friends seem to be alive and joking about the chance for a new start in life.