Based on the true story of Sir Nicholas Winton, whose efforts saved more than six hundred children from the Nazis on the evening before World War II.
For years, Nicholas and a number of friends worked to bring the children safely to the United Kingdom, where they were often adopted by British families. Fifty years later, in 1988, Nicholas blames himself for not doing enough to save all the children. It isn't until the BBC program That's Life! invites him to appear on their program that something happens that makes him finally begin to come to terms with the guilt and sadness he has carried with him for five decades.
Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes, The Father) stars as the older Sir Nicholas Winton and Johnny Flynn (Emma, Beast) plays the role of the younger Nicholas. The other leading roles are played by Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd) and Sir Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes, The Wife).