An epic Western that spans centuries, countries and lifetimes. When she is disturbed by a burglar and gets the better of him, an old woman tells him the story of her family's past. At the turn of the Twentieth century in the American West, two brothers fall in love with the same woman, Lilith (Anne Brochet), who chooses the younger brother, Elijah (Joseph Fiennes). The embittered Luke (David Wenham) travels alone to Europe and finds himself settling in Macedonia where he becomes a ruthless mercenary fighting with the local resistance against the Turks. However, the revolution takes on a personal face when he discovers that his brother Elijah has been hired as a gun by the enemy.