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Shouldham Village Hall set to screen One Life starring Anthony Hopkins next week

A village hall will once again be transformed into a local cinema for a moving wartime story next week.

Shouldham Entertainment Committee is presenting the recent big screen release ‘One Life’, starring Anthony Hopkins at the village hall on Friday, June 14 at 7pm.

One Life tells the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis.

Shouldham Village Hall. Picture: Google Maps
Shouldham Village Hall. Picture: Google Maps

Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion.

He immediately realised it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed?

Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more.

One Life
One Life

It’s not until a live BBC television show, ‘That’s Life’, surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children - now adults - that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades.

Audiences are welcome to bring their own drinks - while soft drinks, popcorn, and snacks will also be available to purchase.

All tickets are £6, and are available to book in advance online or on the door.

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