Near the end of World War II, 14-year-old Michiel becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier. With the conflict coming to an end, Michiel ... See full summary »
Jamie Campbell Bower,
Yorick van Wageningen
In May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and ... See full summary »
The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for ... See full summary »
An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
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
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. See more »
The film opens with a written statement claiming that every event occurring in the film, no matter how extreme, actually happened. See more »
I would characterize this movie as a French Schindler's List. it corrects the record on a disgraceful series of events that took place in occupied France in 1942, leading to the murder of13,000 Jews. It is well balanced, interesting, but also highly emotional. The acting is superb, as is the direction and cinematography. In particular, the child actors did a wonderful job. People could be heard crying in the theater throughout the film.
I had some problems with the ending, but won't go further as I do not want to reveal too much.
I recommend this movie.
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