Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, the movie takes place during World War II where a boy named Jo learns that children are being smuggled out of Nazi-occupied France to the safety of Spain. When German soldiers move into town, things become even more dangerous for those involved. Jo and his grandfather Henri devise a plan with the help of Benjamin and the widow Horcada, to stage one last daring effort to get all of the children across the border to safety. But if they are caught, it is not only the end of the children, but also for Jo and his family.
Meet the Family
Noah Schnapp as Jo Lalande
A young shepherd boy enjoys an idyllic childhood in the French countryside until his father goes off to fight in the second great war. As the new man of the house, he must work with his mother and grandfather to keep their family going.
Frederick Schmidt as Benjamin
He got separated from his daughter, Anya, and waits patiently for her to arrive in Lescun.
Anjelica Huston as Widow Horcada
A secretive old widow and Benjamin's mother-in-law. She is grumpy, but has a strong moral code.
Ben Cookson (Screenplay)
Michael Morpurgo (Novel)