Sarah's Key | reviewed by: Lee Weber | November 23, 2011
entertainment value
About the 1942 roundup of Jews in France & how it effects families today. An amazing film with a mystery that shocks and a truth that hurts.
genre Drama | History
synopsis On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being send to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother in a closed just before the police entered their appartment.Sixty years later, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist in Paris, gets the assignment to write an article about this raid, a black page in the history of France. She starts digging archives and through Sarah's file discovers a well kept secret about her own in-laws.
lead actors Kristin Scott Thomas | Niels Arestrup | Frédéric Pierrot | Michel Duchaussoy | Dominique Frot | Mélusine Mayance | Natasha Mashkevich | Gisèle Casadesus | Aidan Quinn | Sarah Ber | Arben Bajraktaraj
director Gilles Paquet-Brenner