“If something is not impossible, then there must be a way to do it…”
Nicholas Winton was a well-off stockbroker in Britain, who was so horrified by unfolding events at the start of World War II, that he hopped on a train to Prague to do something, anything he could, to help terrified young refugees fleeing Hitler. Fifty years later, Nicholas remains haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to help – that is, until he is surprised by dozens of the survivors he saved on live television. This is the powerfully moving true story of the man who became known as the ‘British Oskar Schindler’.
“By God this is a superb performance from Sir Anthony Hopkins... anyone who doesn't blub their way through the entire last half an hour should be checked for a pulse on the way out.”
“Hopkins's light-touch and affecting restraint are perfect for this extraordinary true story.”
“You'd need a heart of stone not to be touched by this extraordinary true story.”
You may have already seen the viral video of the 1988 episode of the British TV program That’s Life!, in which Sir Nicholas Winton is surprised by dozens of the now adult survivors that he helped to escape Prague when they were children. One Life tells Winton’s full story and does so with knockout performances from Sir Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn, both playing Winton in different time periods, alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Jonathan Pryce. Definitely don’t forget the tissues for this one.