Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristianoas house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook, and itas here that Araby begins a' or, rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristianoas life, into stories of his wanderings, adventures, and loves. Beautifully written and filmed, Araby is a fable-like road movie about a young man who sets off on a twenty-year journey in search of a better life.