The journey of a lifetime, carried by the strength of a child’s promise.
Edna, 89, lives alone in northern Italy and devotes her time to her garden and her parrot, Emil. In the eyes of everyone, and especially of her friend Adele who brings her shopping basket every week, she is an old lady who is certainly a little whimsical, but without any stories.
However, when chance allows her to find the trace of her best friend Jacob, lost for years, Edna embarks on a crazy project to see him again: a journey through the mountains, towards Ravensburg. It will be her great “return” trip, the one she has been waiting for all her life. For she had already taken this road once, in the opposite direction, in the 1930s. She and Jacob had tried to escape from the German farm where they were farmed; only Edna had succeeded. They had promised each other they would always stay together, but their plan failed.
While Adele, realizing they were missing, sets out to find them, Edna and Emil continue on their way at all costs. Despite the obstacles and overly reasonable people, it is up to them to prove that there is no impassable mountain for those who have a childhood promise to keep.