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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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Dr. David Sheinbaum
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Annette Monod
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Schmuel Weismann
Raphaëlle Agogué ...
Sura Weismann
Hugo Leverdez ...
Joseph Weismann ...
Mathieu Di Concerto ...
Romain Di Concerto ...
Oliver Cywie ...
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Bella Zygler
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Dina Traube
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Corot
Roland Copé ...
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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Drama | History | War

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Emmanuelle Seigner was originally cast in the role of Jo's mother Sura Weismann, but dropped out three weeks before filming. The part is ultimately held by Raphaëlle Agogué. 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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Clair de Lune
by Claude Debussy
Cello by Kate Dillingham
Piano by Blair McMillen
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I can't understand the low rating...
28 April 2010 | by (Thessaloniki, Greece) – See all my reviews

OK, it's not a superb film but, all the same, it is a decent depiction of the extermination of the Jews in Paris. The acting is very good, both by Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent as well. Even the child actors give good performances in general. There is nothing special or surprising regarding the plot, and most of the themes have already been presented effectively in other films, but this fact does not make the film bad in any way. The film manages to hold the tension and it succeeds in being moving at the same time. All in all, I watched this movie with undiminished interest from the beginning till the end and I think it deserves a higher rating than 5.6/10, as well as your attention


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