Running time: 98 mins
Release Date: 24th March 2017
Director: Christopher Menaul
Cast: Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah, Julian Kostov, Ronan Keating
Set during World War II, when the island of Jersey was occupied by the Nazis, and based on the true story of Louisa Gould, who took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the course of the war. Amid growing tension it became clear that British wartime leader Winston Churchill would not risk an assault to re-capture the occupied island, 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.
A truly interesting WWII story about everyday people putting their life in danger to save a person, ‘Another Mother’s Son’. Jenny Seagrove plays a headstrong and heart happy Gould, who went about it with a breath-taking boldness that defies belief. Seagrove’s accent distracted me on occasion – I don’t know the Jersey accent, so it may be more that it didn’t seem right coming from her? I’m not sure. It was a pleasant surprise seeing Ronan Keating acting, and of course he gets a bot of singing in! John Hannah, in the role of is also excellent. It’s a story of courage, blind trust and touch of naivety with unexpected tragedy.