Based on the true story during the German occupation of the Channel Islands, about a Jersey-woman who takes in an escaped young Russian war prisoner, hides him and protects him as her own child.
Louisa Gould (Jenny Seagrove) is a shop keeper who after losing one of her sons in the conflict, shelters a Russian prisoner of war (Julian Kostov) who has escaped from a Nazi prison camp.
Amid growing tension it becomes clear that British wartime leader Winston Churchill would not risk an assault to re-capture the occupied island, and the community began to fray under the pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he were her own.
Filmed around Somerset, including Bath, Shepton Mallet and Wells, this is a beautifully shot film with a lot of heart.
UK 2017 Christopher Menaul 98m