Miracle at Midnight

Synopsis: A Danish family tries to help their Jewish neighbours escape from the Nazis.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ken Cameron
Production: Disney Telefilms
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
90 min

[ bicycle bell ringing ]

[ trolley bell clanging ]

Hendrik ! Be sure to walk

your sister all the way

into the school building.

Well, hurry.

And pick up else after school

and bring her home.

- Why can't she

walk herself home ?

- You know why. No arguments.

Why are you and daddy

always arguing

with each other ?

We're not. It's just that

he thinks I'm still a kid.

[ woman ]

but I want the freshest.

[ man ]

don't worry.

It's all we have.

But look, it's--

here you are.

[ else ]

are you seeing Karin today ?

We have economics together,

and she's just a friend.

I think it'd be nice

if she was more

than a friend.

And why should I care

what you think, hmm ?

A little girl

who has to be walked

to school.

I don't have to be.

I can go by myself.

Oh, fine then.

Go by yourself.

Hendrik !

Hendrik !

Are you following me ?

Hendrik !

Ah, come on.

You're a big girl.

I'm sorry.

You should not be running

in a public square.

He's my brother.

He's walking me to school.

No harm done.

You wouldn't mind if

I looked in your bag ?

It's just books, sir.

I'm a student

at the university.

Are you refusing

to show it ?

No. It's just that

I've never been

searched before.

Things have changed.

A saboteur was shot

this morning.

A university student.

Maybe you know him.

Why would I know him ?

We are watching

you students.

Be cautious.

That's what my father's

always telling me.

Listen to him.

Go on.

He said they were

chest pains ?

He described them

as palpitations.

Arrhythmic heartbeats.

Your father's blood pressure has

always been a little high, but

he's never had heart trouble.

I think it's

this takeover by the Germans.

It has us all on edge.

I'm not hearing

anything abnormal, Ben.

How've you been sleeping ?

Who can sleep ?

Father worries that

without the Danish government

to protect us, we're at risk.

They've been here three years.

They're leaving you alone,

aren't they ?

Karl, you don't know.

You're not a Jew.

The Germans are arresting Jews

all over Europe. Why should we

be any different ?

[ Karl ]

I understand.

But worrying about something

that hasn't happened

and might never happen...

Isn't worth the price

you're paying, Ben.

Try to relax.

Think about the good things

in life, like Hannahs

engagement to Michael.

Oh, you and the family

are coming to

the engagement party, hmm ?

I'm counting on it.

We wouldn't miss it.

Hello, Mr. Levy.

Oh, Mrs. Koster.

It's time you visited my shop.

You neglect me.

No. Karl has probably

been wearing this jacket...

With the hole under the arm

for weeks before I saw it.

"who's going to see it ?"

he says.

Oh, a doctor has

a lot on his mind.

And how have you been,

Mr. Levy ?

I'm all right,

so long as I have work.

Jorgen !

How are you, Hendrik ?

I have to talk to you.

A saboteur was shot

this morning, a student.

I heard.

Was it someone we know ?

No. But how

did you find out ?

I was searched this morning.

He only spent a second

going through my bag.

But had he looked through

everything, he would've found 20

of these anti-german leaflets.

See, now you can't

even walk down the streets.

We have to call it off.

We have to show them

right away that we can resist.

I'm saying we should wait.

All right ? Next week.

Next week, the guns will be

in the barracks.

It has to be today.

Look, you just distract them.

I'll get the trucks.

[ Jorgen ] good.

They're loading the guns

into the trucks. Let's do it.

[ whistle blowing ]

[ yelling ]

We're the resistance.

We need these guns.

We're taking them now.

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Chris Bryant

Christopher John Bryant (born 11 January 1962) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rhondda since the 2001 general election and most recently the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons until resigning on 26 June 2016. He was previously the Shadow Minister for the Arts, Minister of State for Europe, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. He was re-elected in June 2017. Bryant previously worked as a Church of England vicar, as well as having roles at the BBC and Common Purpose. more…

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