Film: One Life (2024)

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Off to the local Odeon to see this one. It wouldn’t have been my first choice of cinematic entertainment – not enough spandex or sci-fi for me, but Ann was keen! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘- But I’m so glad I went!! Read on…

Official Trailer

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How long?

A loo-friendly 1 hour 50 minutes! πŸ‘πŸΎ

Synopsis

Directed by James Hawes, it’s the true story of British humanitarian Nicholas Winton, who helped save hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis on the eve of World War II.

Cast & Creatives

A great collection of talent! Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Flynn, Lena Olin, Romola Garai, Alex Sharp and Jonathan Pryce. Full cast list here.

Produced by Joanna Laurie, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Guy Heeley
Cinematography by Zac Nicholson
Edited by Lucia Zucchetti
Music by Volker Bertelmann

Full list of creatives here.

Any good?

In short, one of the most powerful movies I think I’ve ever seen!

The plot, the cinematography, and acting were all superb, where Anthony Hopkins’s portrayal, so natural and so convincing that I defy anyone to watch this and not wish they’d brought more tissues. I’m still really struggling to find the words to describe our experience, hence this review is a tad shorter than usual. Yes, it’ll probably remind you in some ways of 1993’s Schindler’s List starring Liam Neeson, but for me, this sadly familiar historical record of the Nazi’s persecution of the Jews was delivered without a planet-load of special effects, big ‘set pieces’ or death-defying stunts – just ‘good old fashioned’ story-telling at its best.

OK, maybe I’m just turning into a sentimental old sod, but this was gob-smackingly good! Maybe it’s time for me to redefine ‘super-hero’??? πŸ€”

Go see! πŸ‘πŸ‘

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