Viktor Navorski, a man who gets stranded at an airport when a war rages in his country, is forced by officials to stay in the airport until his identify is confirmed.
The authorities at the airport force him to stay there until his original identity can be confirmed. Viktor is a resourceful man and finds ways to entertain himself and the other people at the airport. He eventually befriends a janitor and a stewardess, and they help him to make the best of his situation. Viktor’s story is one of hope and resilience in the face of adversity.