An idealist, a romantic, humanist and visionary, swiss-born
Henry Dunant led an insane battle to convince nation
states to allow a relief society to take care of soldiers
who fell on the battlefield, regardless of their nationality.
The fierce will of this man who dared the impossible,
thereby earning the first Nobel Peace Prize, was the
spark that led to the founding of the Red Cross Society.
This film, an epic loosely based on the life of Henry
Dunant, is carried by the spirit and the passion that
drove this resolutely modern hero of the 19th century.