"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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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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After driving the length of the Camino with his young adult grandson, Martin Sheen
initially suggested that a documentary be made to promote pilgrimage and honor the Camino. However, his son Emilio Estevez
thought that an independent commercial vehicle would be a better way to go. See more
Some shots used later in the movie are clearly given the views, locations around St Jean that would only be walked on Day 1 of the trek from St Jean into Spain. See more
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