Sarah's Key (Elle s'appelait Sarah)

Sarah's Key (Elle s'appelait Sarah)
  • 2010
  • France
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
  • Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup

The life of a journalist in present-day Paris becomes entwined with that of a young Jewish girl who died in the Holocaust as she investigates a shameful chapter in France's history. Unsurprisingly earnest and visually restrained, director Paquet-Brenner is aided by a fine ensemble cast in his creation of a real sense of moral ambiguity.

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Sarah’s Key (Elle s’appelait Sarah)

29 Jul 20113 stars

Wartime drama based on deportation of 13,000 Parisian Jews

(15) 111min Like the recently released The Round-Up, this respectful adaptation of Tatiana de Rosnay’s best-selling novel revisits one of the most shameful episodes of 20th-century French history, namely the Vel d’Hiv raid on July 16 1942. Some 13,000…

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