From the acclaimed writer Paul Auster (Smoke and Blue in the Face) comes a film that combines myth and realism in a form of storytelling that is simultaneously simple and complex. Izzy Maurer (Harvey Keitel), is a jazz saxophonist whose life permanently changes when he is injured by a stray bullet. After his recovery, Izzy stumbles across the body of a stranger and winds up with the murdered man's briefcase. Inside is a mysterious stone that leads him to Celia Burns (Mira Sorvina). Together, they discover the power of the stone and the threat of those who want it, as the story takes a dark and surprising turn into the Pandora's box of Izzy's soul.