The story of the man who would become Pope. 1930s' Poland. 10-year-old Karol Wojtyla (Piotr Adamczyk) has dreams, many dreams. One by one are shattered. First, by the loss of his beloved mother and brother. Then, by the outbreak of the war and the death-fleeing human exodus which ensued. And finally, by the first signs of the Jewish persecution. These events will mark the start of Karol's long journey from worker, to poet and teacher. A journey full of encounters that eventually leads him to become a priest and finally, in 1978, to become the man we all now known, a man who has marked an era, a man who has made history.