One Life tells the inspiring true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, whose unsung endeavours on the eve of World War II saved more than 600 children from their doom at the hands of the Nazis. Nicky considered himself a banker, not a humanitarian. Yet when he visited a recently annexed Prague in 1938 and saw the state of the fleeing Jewish refugees, he did what he believed was the right thing to do – the thing that anyone would do – and dedicated himself to the cause. War was approaching, and it was a race against time. How many children could he liberate before it ran out?
Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to help. And so it’s not until he’s surprised by the survivors on live television that he can accept that when facing devastating atrocities, saving even one life is a victory, and the British public learn the truth about the hero hidden in their midst.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Romola Garai, Jonathan Pryce, Helena Bonham Carter, Lena Olin, Johnny Flynn, Marthe Keller
Director: James Hawes
★★★★★ "a superb performance from Sir Anthony Hopkins...It is, unquestionably, Hopkins’s film" EVENING STANDARD
★★★★ "Anthony Hopkins is stirring as the ‘British Schindler’ who saved 600 Jewish children" DAILY TELEGRAPH UK
★★★★ "James Hawes directs with warmth and unfussiness, and is careful to show the wound-opening pain, as well as the pride, that the belated recognition of Winton’s achievements gave him" TIMES UK
Starts from Tuesday, 26 December 2023. Session times to be announced.
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