One Life

Historical fact-based, moving drama starring Anthony Hopkins in the role of a British stockbroker who managed to save hundreds of children from the hands of the Nazis, an act of compassion almost forgotten for decades.

Time & Tickets

Retiree Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton lives with the haunting feeling that he’s not made a great difference in the world. Long-forgotten documents elicit powerful memories that transport us back to the eve of the Second World War, when the dashing young Winton is galvanised into action by the devastation facing civilians ahead of the Nazi invasion of Prague. With the help of his firebrand mother and the generosity of the British public, Winton and a tight-knit band of volunteers embark on an ambitious project, saving 669 children from a horrific fate.

James Hawes’ assured feature debut about a great British humanitarian is a deservedly sweeping drama. Nuanced in its recollection of events and in conveying their impact, ONE LIFE serves to remind contemporary audiences of the power of individual acts in defence of human rights, even when all seems lost. (source: British Film Institute)

James Hawes, UK, 2023, 110 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Lena Olin, Johnny Flynn, Romola Garai.