One Life

When 29-year-old London stockbroker Nicholas Winton visits Czechoslovakia in 1938, just weeks after the Munich Agreement was agreed, he encounters families in Prague who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria. They are living in poor living conditions, with little or no shelter or food and in fear of the invasion of the Nazis. Winton is introduced to Doreen Warriner, head of the Prague office of the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia (BCRC). Horrified by the conditions in the refugee camps, Winton decides to save Jewish children himself. Actively supported by his mother Babette, herself a German-Jewish migrant who has since converted to the Church of England, he overcomes bureaucratic hurdles, collects donations and looks for foster families for the children brought to England. Many of them are Jews who are at imminent risk of deportation. A race against time begins as it is unclear how long the borders will remain open before the inevitable Nazi invasion.

MPAA Rating:NR
Genre:Biography, Drama, History
Country:United Kingdom
Directed By:James Hawes
Written By:Nick Drake, Lucinda Coxon
Cast:Jonathan Pryce, Samantha Spiro, Adrian Rawlins, Henrietta Garden, Johnny Flynn, Juliana Moska, Julia Westcott-Hutton, Romola Garai, Anthony Hopkins, Alex Sharp, Nick Blakeley, Tom Glenister, Mathilda Thorpe, Helena Bonham Carter, Ffion Jolly, Ziggy Heath, Lena Olin, Marthe Keller
In Theaters:Mar 15, 2024
Runtime:1 hour 50 minutes
Production:See-Saw Films, MBK Productions, BBC Film
Box Office:$4,781,708
Available On:Vudu
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