Based on the true story of Luisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou (Jenny Seagrove) took in an escaped Russian POW (Julian Kostov) and hid him over the war’s course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under 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 he was her own.
“An amazing true story.”
"Jenny Seagrove excels in this true-life tale of a mother
who hides a fugitive Russian in the Channel Islands during the second world war"
"A hugely relevant reminder that resistance to injustice is an absolute imperative"