Adele's Wish is the remarkable story of an 84-year-old Los Angeles woman's struggle to recover five rare paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in 1938. The artworks were painted by world-renowned Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. For nearly a decade, Maria Altmann and her lawyer, Randol Schoenberg, battle Austria for the return of these incredibly valuable paintings. Although it begins as a legal dispute, the struggle quickly turns into a political, cultural, and ethical confrontation. In the process, Austria is forced to re-examine not only it's role in Nazi art thefts, but also it's anti-Semitic past.