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 »
Yorick van Wageningen,
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The extraordinary true story of Oliver Woodward. It's 1916 and Woodward must tear himself from his new young love to go to the mud and carnage of the Western Front. Deep beneath the German ... See full summary »
Steve Le Marquand
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, 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 »
Truth about Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in Paris is riveting
La Rafle The Round Up CATCH IT (B+) French holocaust movie about Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in Paris during World War II. The La Rafle is a true story about few weeks in July 1942, when more than 13,000 Parisian Jews, including more than 4000 children, were rounded up and taken to the now notorious Vel' d'Hiv stadium. All the Jews families were kept in the stadium with no food, water or proper toilets. The movie is based upon the true story of the survivals during that time, which includes the young boy "Jo Weismann" and Christian nurse "Annette Monod". La Rafle succeed in presenting the situations at the Vel' d'Hiv stadium during that time. The story of young boy Jo and his neighbors are heart wrenching. I must say that the young star Romain Di Concerto as Nono is the cutest kid in the world. All of his scenes will simply brings tears into your eyes. There is no word to describe the innocence this character brings on screen. Melanie Laurent as Annette Mondo is great, she brings the charm into her character and shows how brilliantly she can be transformed into any character provided. Raphaëlle Agogué as Jo Weismann's mother is stunning. Hugo Leverdez, Jean Reno & Denis Menochet did a fine job. La Rafle depicted the situation in French during World War II perfectly but I do find the scenes showing Hitler or French govt. taking care of the matters inconsistent or you can incoherent with the movie. I think the movie would have been better without it. Overall, La Rafle is a very effective movie about the past human accuracy in the world.
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