Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup
Studio: Weinstein Company, The
Genre: Drama, War
In modern-day Paris, a journalist (Kristen Scott Thomas) finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942.
Sarah’s Key In modern-day Paris, a journalist (Kristen Scott Thomas) finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942.
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Author Tatiana De Rosnay’s best-seller (a thoroughly maudlin story) has been fashioned into Oscar bait for Kristen Scott Thomas, who pieces together a horrific event in occupied France during WWII. Meanwhile, it’s amazing to me that director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s last film was the sucky Mischa Barton horror flick, Walled In.
Release Date: 22 July 2011 (USA)
I was invited to this movie and had no idea of what it was about. Well it did not take long to know it was another holocaust story! I too like the way it was done with an opening into the dark past, about one week after I was born, so we’re looking at almost 70 years ago, then we move back and force into last year 2009(not counting the last two days in 2011).
There is a point made clear that this horror actually in this case was mainly perpetrated by French people themselves. It seems inconceivable, but the sad truth is that Jews weren’t really the flavour of the era in Europe and this certainly made the task easier for the Nazis. But this story is really focused on one little girl who is caught in a two fold tragedy, perhaps one fold to prevent another. This impact the rest of the story with enormous consequences.
We are to follow it through the research of a journalist who became obsessed with her finding about it. A well worth effort for all concerned. I will have to come back here for those talented and knowledgeable reviewers to learn a little more about it. But for now I have to say it was an excellent film.