Matt is something of a loner, sticking close to home and his mother. He never really knew his father, who he and his mother were told died when Matt was very little. But now at his mother's insistence, Matt is leaving for a year as a foreign exchange student in Denmark, his father's country. He'll be staying with close friend's of his mother and father. One day, while checking out a political demonstration as part of a school project, Matt is drawn to one of the speakers.