Despite growing up, becoming an academic and dating a former James Bond girl (Rosamund Pike), Jakob (Stephen Dillane) is haunted by his childhood. As Jakob becomes more reclusive, he loses contact with people who love him. It is only by confronting his past, Jakob is able to shape his future.
Based on Anne Michaels' book, "Fugitive Pieces" had the potential of being a great movie about redemption. Unfortunately the film is sterile with a confusing narrative structure. The editing confuses flashbacks with flash forwards. With the exception of Rosamund Pike in a small role, one loses touch with the characters who are not Jakob.