The Philosopher King is a story of reconnection and reconciliation between two estranged brothers. Michael, the younger brother, is a serious and successful classical musician. Jacob, the older brother, is a drifter and a dreamer, who moves between places and artistic project without ever seeing one through to completion. Together, they take a road trip through Sweden, Jacob's adopted country, in pursuit of another dream, and in the process have to face themselves and each other, and come terms with their life choices.