How does the world's most famous artist cope with a predatory German army, greedy for booty and suspicious of modern art? In a gloomy vault of a Paris bank in September 1941, Picasso has been summoned by Officers Frisch and Hebbel. His works are to be catalogued. A desperate, surreal, and sometimes comic battle of wills ensues. If Picasso gets it wrong, the consequences could be dire, both for him and his art.