Sarah's Key (2010)

Starring Kristin Scott Thomas in adaptation based on Tatiana de Rosnay's bestselling novel. [This movie debuted last year and has a wider release for 2011: USA - July 22 and UK- Aug 5]

Summary: "It is July, 1942 in Paris, and ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski (Mélusine Mayance) knows something is wrong. There is a panic spreading through the city. The French gendarmes, supposedly under order from the Vichy government and Nazi occupiers, are going door-to-door arresting Jewish families and imprisoning them in the Vélodrome d'Hiver. Little does Sarah know that, after the imprisonment, they will be sent to Nazi death camps. In a final attempt to save her family, she locks her four-year-old brother, Michel in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place. She promises to return for him, but she and her parents are dragged from their home forever.

Sixty years later, journalist Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) is assigned to write a cover story on the Vel'd'Hiv roundup of 1942. American by birth, Julia has been living in Paris for more than twenty years, and is married to Bertrand Tézac (Frédéric Pierrot), an unfaithful man from an old French bloodline. What begins as research for her article becomes more personal when Julia discovers that she and Sarah have something in common, prompting her to change her outlook on her husband, her adopted nation and herself. Julia discovers that the apartment owned by Bertrand's family was acquired when the former Jewish occupants were dispossessed and deported sixty years before."
[synopsis from Tribute.ca]

Video interviews with Kristin Scott Thomas, Aidan Quinn and the director



French trailer - shows a few different scenes

3 comments:

  1. If memory serves me, in Europe the movie was realased in 2010. I recommend it.

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  2. I just bought the book the other day. I'm excited to read it and then follow it up with the movie.

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  3. @Anonymous
    Thanks for that correction! I was thinking it was this year since we're only having access to it now! Glad to hear you liked it!

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