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

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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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10 March 2010 (France)  »

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€20,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Rose Bosch auditioned 200 children for the role of Jo Weismann and approximately 100 for the other child roles. 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 »

Crazy Credits

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


Tout en flânant
Written by Louis Poterat
Composed by Alexandre Siniavine
Performed by André Claveau
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a very good movie
6 May 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Once in a while, pictures like this one make you understand and see things you don't want or did not want to see : here's a example of why cinema is so important. A forgotten drama in France 1942 that you can read in books of history but not actually see. Like the Schindler's list, La Rafle is a touching art of work and the fact that the kids are taking a big place in the movie give the all thing a unforgettable moment of emotions... and cinema. Cannot say more : you have to watch this movie to be sure you have the right image of what what France was in that period of time. Especially because the director show that french people, unlike their police, behave in a very human way (helping families and children). Great movie !

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