Liesel Meminger is dispatched to live with foster parents, Hans Hubermann and his strict wife Rosa. One night, a Jewish refugee called Max arrives at the Hubermanns' home and they offer him shelter in the basement.
A Russian missile strike on a defunct satellite creates a debris cloud that rips apart the Space Shuttle Explorer, stranding specialist Dr Ryan Stone in space with mission commander Matt Kowalski.
Jep Gambardella is a famous and charming 65-year-old journalist and cad. Nothing touches his heart until a man arrives on the doorstep to reveal that his late wife, Elisa, was Jep's old flame and she never recovered from that first love.