This is a film about the reunion of two heroes. Two men from vastly different worlds who met at one fateful moment in the history of the state of Israel. One is Ike Aharonovich, the twenty-four-year-old captain of the Exodus ship and a native of the land soon to become Israel. He is already a hardened sailor, a rebel, rife with the drive to fight the British. Alongside him is Mordechai Rozman, is a thirty-year-old refugee and adamant Zionist whose entire family was murdered in the Holocaust. He boards the ship and with the force of his words alone maintains 4,500 refugees at the heart of sea.