|Boris Leskin||Alex's Grandfather|
|Jonathan Safran Foer||Leaf Blower|
|Jana Hrabetova||Jonathan's Grandmother|
|Stephen Samudovsky||Jonathan's Grandfather Safran|
|Oleksandr Choroshko||Alexander Perchov|
A young Jewish-American man obsessed with his family history, Jonathan Safran Foer decides to journey to the Ukraine to find out more about the life of his grandfather. Guided by Alex, a rap-obsessed local, Jonathan ventures into the heartland of the Ukraine seeking to shed light on events that occurred to his grandfather during World War II. Joining Jonathan and Alex is the latter's surly grandfather and a dog named Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.