A FILM depicting the story of a real-life hero during the Second World War will be shown in an upcoming village event.

Sir Nicholas Winton was a young London broker who rescued 669 mainly Jewish children from the Nazi party. 

It was a race against time for Sir Nicholas and his team to save as many children as possible before borders closed.

His humanitarian efforts went largely unknown for five decades, until 1988 when Sir Nicholas was invited to appear on BBC programme That’s Life!

In the programme, Sir Nicholas was reunited with dozens of the children he had helped come to Britain.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and died, aged 106, in 2015.

The biographical drama film One Life, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn as different age versions of Sir Nicholas, was released in the United Kingdom in January.

It will be shown as part of the Goldhanger Film Club at Goldhanger village hall, on April 17.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

No booking is required, but the event costs £7 on the door.