An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw
Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War II, and narrowly escaped a roundup that
sent his family to a death camp. A composer and pianist, Szpilman played the last live music
heard over Polish radio airwaves before Nazi artillery hit. There, in Poland, Szpilman struggled
to stay alive--even when cast away from those he loved. He spent the duration of the war
hiding in the ruins of Warsaw and scavenging for food and shelter. Szpilman eventually
reclaimed his artistic gifts, and confronted his fears--with aid from the unlikeliest of sources.