"The Way" is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his "California Bubble Life". Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On his journey, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer ('James Nesbitt'), who is... Written by
Life is too big to walk it alone.
19 November 2010 (Spain)
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Captain Sebastian (police captain) refers to the Way of Saint James by its Spanish name , "Camino de Santiago". As a Frenchman, he would not have called the route that name. In French, the Way of Saint James is "Le Chemin de Saint Jacques. " Seeing as how the character made the pilgrimage several times, it is quite possible that he used the Spanish name. See more
When Tom alights from the train at St Jean de Pied de Port, he is met by Captain Henri of the Gendarmerie. While explaining exactly what his son was doing walking the Camino, Henri refers to "completing the route", using the American pronunciation "raut". As the word originates from the French "route", meaning road, pronounced "root", this is not a mistake he is likely to make. See more
Well, Jack, maybe a dog fight near a cheese farm is simply a dog fight near a cheese farm.
AH! Okay... That's good. That... is very... good! Maybe I should adopt a more conservative attitude instead of trying to tickle meaning out of every curve in the road. Oh, Christ... I haven't had an original thought in months! Writer's block...
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