Black and White photo of composer Volker Bertelmann, profile, on the street by @MisanHarriman.

One Life: Score By Oscar® and BAFTA Winner Volker Bertelmann Releases Digitally!

Lakeshore Records has released One Life—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring an orchestral score by Oscar® and BAFTA winning composer Volker Bertelmann (All Quiet On The Western Front), available now digitally on all major music services worldwide!  The See-Saw Films production based on the life of humanitarian Nicholas Winton is directed by James Hawes.  Starring Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter, the film is playing in UK cinemas now.  View the album streaming links, track list and more below.

Soundtrack Available Now: [Purchase/ Stream]

Track List
01. Photographs
02. Let Go & Remembrance
03. Children’s Shipment
04. Getting By
05. Persuasion
06. Change of Plan
07. Should I Jump In?
08. Looking For Funds
09. Children Need To Be Saved
10. Time Is Running Out
11. Children’s Goodbye
12. Arrival
13. Memories
14. Be Careful
15. Largest Transport
16. Anything You Can Do
17. Document Control
18. Urgent Case
19. Burning Documents
20. Radio Car 1
21. Last Train
22. A Very Important Story
23. Revelations
24. Notes of Thanks
25. Finale
26. One Life End Credits


Listen to “Finale” which originally premiered at


ONE LIFE tells the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, along with Trevor Chadwick and Doreen Warriner of the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis in the months leading up to World War II, Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realized it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed?

Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It’s not until a live BBC television show, ‘That’s Life!’, surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and experimental musician. In 2023 he won a BAFTA and Oscar in the Best Original Score category for All Quiet on the Western Front. His score for Lion, which he composed in collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran was nominated for multiple awards, including Oscar for Best Original Score, Golden Globe for Best Original Score, and Best Film Music at the BAFTAs. He has provided music for several leading films and television series, including the score for Patrick Melrose, The Old Guard, Stowaway, the episode “Red Book” from Black Mirror, and the 2020 film Ammonite, co-composed with O’Halloran, which received a spot on the Academy Awards short list for Best Original Score.

In 2022, he scored War Sailor, an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.

He collaborated with director Edward Berger again in 2023, scoring the film Conclave.

A uniquely innovative pianist, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, Bertelmann has worked with, among others. the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, where he was the artist in residence, and the Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn. In 2018, he accepted an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Sciences.

Lakeshore Records is a GRAMMY-winning record label, and the soundtrack arm of the Cutting Edge Group. Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed and classic soundtracks as Bridgerton, Drive, Stranger Things, The Old Guard, Cyberpunk 2077, When They See Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Black Mirror, Star Trek: Picard, Bojack Horseman, Les Miserables, Mandy, Narcos, Logan, The Walking Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Red Dead Redemption 2, Legion, the Grammy-winning Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, American Factory, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Locker and many, many more.

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