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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. David Sheinbaum
Annette Monod
Schmuel Weismann
Raphaëlle Agogué ...
Sura Weismann
Hugo Leverdez ...
Joseph Weismann ...
Mathieu Di Concerto ...
Romain Di Concerto ...
Oliver Cywie ...
Bella Zygler
Dina Traube
Roland Copé ...
Jean-Michel Noirey ...
Pierre Laval (as Jean Michel Noirey)
Rebecca Marder ...
Rachel Weismann


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...)


Drama | History | War


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€20,000,000 (estimated)

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Jean Reno was the first actor cast in the film. See more »


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 »


Performed by Alix Combelle
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They will disappear from the face of the Earth, annihilated and obliterated.
27 November 2013 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

In the summer of 1942 more than 12,000 French Jews were delivered to the Nazi. They were locked at the Vélodrome d'Hiver for several days without food or water or sanitation.

It was up to Red Cross nurses, like Annette Monod (Mélanie Laurent), and Dr. Sheinbaum (Jean Reno) to care for the prisoners and mitigate their suffering.

La Rafle is not a film about the deportation of Jews and the horror of the concentration camps with Hitler's Final Solution. This film is powerful testimony to the denaturalization of French Jews, the appalling conditions of the Vel d'Hiv, the lack of resistance of the French police as well as the existence of the French camps.

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