Leaving snowy Canada, where he now lives, Tomas travels to Madrid to visit Julian, a college friend who’s been diagnosed with cancer. Tomas has planned in secret with Paula's cousin Julian to convince the latter to undergo a chemotherapy treatment that will give him a few more months to live. The patient objects, saying, at what price?
Resigned to the fact that he’s going to die, Julian agrees to leave Madrid for four days with Tomas as an opportunity to celebrate life. Their trip takes them to Amsterdam, where Julian’s son is studying. But what concerns Julian the most is what will happen to his old dog, Truman, so Tomas agrees to help find him a new home.