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One Life
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One Life

In 1938, Nicholas Winton, a mild-mannered British stockbroker became increasingly unsettled by the news of what was happening in continental Europe. After a spur-of-the-moment decision to join friends in Prague to help a growing number of refugees, his life and the lives of hundreds of Jewish children facing the threat of Hitler’s regime changed forever.

Sir Anthony Hopkins masterfully portrays the deeply humble and reclusive Winton of the 1980s. When asked to declutter his office, Nicholas uncovers the long-buried folders noting names of all children he saved, sparking memories of his wartime experiences. Jumping between past and present, this scrapbook triggers a series of events that culminate in a celebration of his life-saving achievements when the BBC invites him to a television program with surprising consequences.

A story that deeply resonates in our time, as we continue to grapple with war, refugee crises, and growing antisemitism. One Life offers a moving portrait and a reminder of how one person can make a difference.

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2023 | 110 min | UK | Drama
Director: James Hawes
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn, Lena Olin, Romola Garai, Alex Sharp, Marthe Keller, Jonathan Pryce, Helena Bonham Carter
One of Hopkins’ best performances from the last few years
Hollywood Reporter

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival 2023
BFI London Film Festival 2023