Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is ... See full summary »
Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. ... See full summary »
The young, bright and decent London tramp Alan Terry accidentally witnesses a mob execution. He gets away, but leaves enough evidence for them to come looking for him among the homeless, ... See full summary »
Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, ... See full summary »
Two complete strangers, Anna and Stephen, are brought together by chance by an elderly man who waits for his wife on a station platform. Their fateful meeting acts as a catalyst for them to... See full summary »
Moving drama of a Czech-Jewish family on a collision course with the Holocaust
Although this film deals peripherally with the rescue efforts of Harry Winton, a British man who came to Prague and saved over 600 Jewish children by evacuating them to London, it is really the story of one of those children, and the family he left behind. When the film starts, in 1939, the Silberstein family seems to have it made. David's father is a wealthy and respected doctor, and his uncle Sam a world-famous violinist. As Hitler's Germany claims first the Sudetenland, then all of Czechoslovakia, however, slowly the walls begin to creep in on their privileged life. We get an excellent view of this life (perhaps a bit idealized, as seen through the eyes of the son), and the changes that force them to send their beloved son away to strangers in a last desperate attempt to salvage something from calamity.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?