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La Rafle (2010)

La rafle (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 10 March 2010 (France)
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A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

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Schmuel Weismann
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Sura Weismann
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Dina Traube
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Corot
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Jean-Michel Noirey ...
Pierre Laval (as Jean Michel Noirey)
Rebecca Marder ...
Rachel Weismann
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1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sewn on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of life in an occupied Paris, on the Butte Montmartre, where they've taken shelter. At least that's what they think, until that morning on July 16th 1942, when their fragile happiness is toppled over. From the Vélodrome D'Hiver, where 13 000 Jews are crammed, to the camp of Beaune-La-Rolande, from Vichy to the terrace of the Berghof, La Rafle follows the real destinies of the victims and the executioners. Of those who orchestrated it all. Of those who trusted them. Of those who fled. Of those who opposed them. Every character in this film has existed. Every event, even the most extreme, transpired on that summer of 1942. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Paris, 16 juillet 1942, 4 heures du matin... (Paris, 16 July 1942, 4 AM...)

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€20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Though widely reported as the first film to talk about the "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup", the event was actually lightly touched upon in Mr. Klein (1976), though it is true that it is the first film to make the Roundup the main subject and treat it in such detail. The roundup was also addressed in another 2010 French film called Sarah's Key. See more »

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When Nono drops his teddy-bear from the train, it falls right next to the track. Just a little while later, Annette finds it under the rail-station's roof. See more »

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The film opens with a written statement claiming that every event occurring in the film, no matter how extreme, actually happened. See more »

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La Savane Op. 3
by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Piano by Cécile Licad
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One of the best Fench Movies in years
11 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie has all I want in a film, it is informing and holds the attention. I am a great admirer of Jean Reno and he comes over here as good as ever. The acting in general was excellent and the child actors were superb with such a difficult storyline. The music fitted well to the story and allowed the feel of the movie to shine through. In all a great film which stirs the blood and makes one feel ashamed to be human. It is important to remember what happened and why we should never let it happen again, however it seems that it happens now and we do nothing about it. Long live the French film school, with a tear in my eye I end this review and think again of the many who died without a cause.


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