With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man -- also
named Jonathan Safran Foer -- sets out to find the woman who may or
may not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by
an old man haunted by memories of the war; an amorous dog named
Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior; and the unforgettable Alex, a young
Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English,
Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape
and into an unexpected past.