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La Rafle (2010)
"La rafle" (original title)

 -  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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Dr. David Sheinbaum
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Annette Monod
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Schmuel Weismann
Raphaëlle Agogué ...
Sura Weismann
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Bella Zygler
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Dina Traube
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Corot
Roland Copé ...
Jean-Michel Noirey ...
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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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Drama | History | War

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Samuel Le Bihan was originally cast in the role of Capitaine Pierret, ultimately held by Thierry Frémont. 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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Tombé du ciel
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Music by Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry
Performed by Charles Trenet
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great film
6 May 2011 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Here is a film extremely dense, deep, moving that allows us to look on a dark period of war. the action takes place in France, Paris, where thousands of Jews were arrested by French police in the heart of summer 1942. Behind this mass arrest (men,women and children are gathered into a huge stadium in inhumane conditions), there is the direct link between the Nazi regime applying to the French Government to deport french Jews and the excess of zeal of French police who will send to death unscrupulously thousands of this people, more than asked by the Nazis themselves ! Few people will return from the death camps. This film, directed by Rose Bosh is excellent and well documented. Because a woman is behind the camera , it gives a special sensitivity to the all thing and explains the way the children for example are filmed. I agree with people who liked this film. Powerful,moving, educational.


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