Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by ... See full summary »
Lucrèce, the best killer in the business, accepts a final job: eliminate an opera singer who threatens the interests of a corporation. She's hired as a soprano for a festival her target is singing in, but things don't happen as planned.
Back from a holiday in Spain, Lili, 19, finds that Loïc, her twin brother, has left the house following a row with their father. She disapproves of her parents' apparently light attitude ... See full summary »
A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.
Jack is encouraged to take the romantic Paris vacation he won, despite just being dumped by his girlfriend. His trip soon devolves into chaos and adventure, when his luggage is swapped for ... See full summary »
Lisa and her adopted sister Marine are inseparable. With Lisa's mother, Millie, they've forged a deep bond and offer security to Lisa's son. When Marine falls in love the family is thrown ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
The film opens with a written statement claiming that every event occurring in the film, no matter how extreme, actually happened. See more »
I loved this film that I consider as a great achievement on a difficult topic : the deportation of men, women and children in death camps. The actors are well directed (and what about children who are super touching!) and i have recognized Jean reno (from the "Big blue" ans Leon movies). That film is poignant, unforgettable, very well done by a woman, Rose Bosh (is she french ?), who has already written the script for Ridley Scott, 1492. A Reference. I recommend this movie at all both for its educational aspect, historic for its great evocative power. Because it is something that unfortunately is universal, it forces all consciences to think and be revolted. Long live the cinema when it allows reflection, and moved much better than a book to remember all those people who have suffered from tyranny and hate.
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