In his last days, Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) can not feel peace of mind as he expected. As a famous writer Leo managed to write great works and get the wealth that is almost countless. At precisely this time that Leo felt the inner battle within himself. Leo sure this is not the way he should go.
Brought up to believe that the best way is to avoid the glitzy world, Leo began to think of leaving all his possessions and on the path of a hermit. At his age who have reached 82 years, Leo was then decided to wander even when his health condition is far from word prime.
But not too far from home, Leo suddenly fell ill. He was then stopped at a station just Astapovo to rest. Unfortunately, Leo's condition worsened and he was unable to continue his journey. Leo believes will get him soon to die while outside hundreds of journalists willing to sleep in a tent just to wait for further news of this great writer.
Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Anne-Marie Duff, Kerry Condon