7.6/10 (IMDB)

One Life (2024)

1h 50m Biography | Drama
One Life (2024)
One Life (2024)

About

The incredible true story of Nicholas “Nicky” Winton, a young London broker who helps rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia in a race against time before Nazi occupation closes the borders on the verge of World War II.

Fifty years later, Nicky is haunted by the fate of those he wasn’t able to bring to safety.

Director

James Hawes

Cast

Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Flynn, Jonathan Price

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2024

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "The film has the power to bring its audience to tears because the story is powerful, and the thoughtful creative decisions do justice to it."
    - Collider
  • "With a quality cast (which also includes Lena Olin as Winton’s wife and Jonathan Pryce as his friend), this is a finely crafted film that unfolds with great care, building towards a cathartic climax."
    - Total Film
  • "In a pivotal scene, the younger Nicholas explains to his colleagues that he has faith in ordinary people because, well, an ordinary person is all that he is. ONE LIFE’s wholehearted embrace of that sentiment is the root of its limitations – and its potency too."
    - The Telegraph
  • "The undeniably moving nature of Winton and his associates’ deeds swell the narrative with rich emotional currents, however the film’s bid for consistent quality is kneecapped by a ridiculously on-the-nose script."
    - IndieWire

Awards

  • Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival

Festivals

  • Toronto Int'l Film Festival
  • Leiden Int´l Film Festival
  • Göteborg Film Festival
  • Villeurbanne British and Irish Film Festival
  • BFI London Film Festival