During the dark days of WWII, Jo, a young shepherd along with the help of a reclusive widow help to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s book that follows Jo (Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp) whose father is in a German POW camp. Jo discovers that mean old lady Widow Horcada (Anjelica Huston) is in fact heroically hiding Jewish children on her pig farm. Widow Horcada is also harbouring a Jewish man, Benjamin (Frederick Schmidt), who has become separated from his young daughter, Anya.
Jean Reno plays Jo’s grandfather, a salty first world war veteran. The film is gorgeous to look at, all alpine flowers and glorious green mountains. It is also beautifully and sensitively told.