7.2/10
2,194
37 user 4 critic

The Windermere Children (2020)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 5 April 2020 (USA)
Trailer
0:51 | Trailer
This is the stark, moving ultimately redemptive story of the bonds these children make with one another, and of how the friendships forged at Windermere become a lifeline to a fruitful future.

Director:

Michael Samuels

Writer:

Simon Block
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Kretschmann ... Oscar Friedmann
Romola Garai ... Marie Paneth
Iain Glen ... Jock Lawrence
Tim McInnerny ... Leonard Montefiore
Marcel Sabat ... Berish Lerner
Philipp Christopher ... Georg Lauer
Anna Schumacher ... Edith Lauer
Konstantin Frank ... Rabbi Weiss
Kacper Swietek Kacper Swietek ... Chaim 'Harry' Olmer
Marek Wroblewski Marek Wroblewski ... Schmuel 'Sam' Laskier
Kuba Sprenger Kuba Sprenger ... Icek 'Ike' Alterman
Pascal Fischer ... Benyak 'Ben' Helfgott
Anna Maciejewska Anna Maciejewska ... Sala Feiermann
Tomasz Studzinski Tomasz Studzinski ... Arek Hershlikovicz
Jakub Jankiewicz Jakub Jankiewicz ... Salek Falinower
Edit

Storyline

The harrowing and ultimately life-affirming story of Holocaust children who were relocated and rehabilitated in the UK after World War II. It began with uncertainty and fear in the new land, however it eventually led to the triumph of hope and goodwill and life-long friendship and happiness that they all cherish. Written by MM

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The German documentary series ZDF history portrayed several of the one-time children. One of them is Bela, the "leader" of the bunch of three-year-olds who arrived at Windermere completely bewildered and totally speechless. See more »

Goofs

The bicycles, abandoned when the local boys are chased away from the fumigation, carry orange reflectors on their wheels. Such reflectors were introduced in Finland in 1960, so would not be present on bicycles during the late 1940s. See more »

Quotes

Leonard Montefiore: The camps taught them survival at any cost.
See more »

Crazy Credits

[caption, as footage of Schmuel 'Sam' Laskier and the actor who played him are shown looking over Lake Windermere] Sam moved to Manchester where he raised a family and set up a menswear business. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Granada Reports: 27 January 2020: Evening Bulletin (2020) See more »

User Reviews

 
Breathtaking
28 January 2020 | by mpmaster-73403See all my reviews

As someone who's grandparents was a Windermere child, I have no complaints and only praise to speak of this masterpiece. Will definitely be a classic and I must say, Marek Wroblewski's acting was elite and he's definitely one to watch out for. Amazing experience.


59 of 73 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 37 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

Germany | UK

Language:

Polish | English

Release Date:

5 April 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Windermere Children See more »

Filming Locations:

Glenarm, Northern Ireland, UK See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed