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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 ...
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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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€20,000,000 (estimated)
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A number of the characters in the film are based on real people, on whose testimonies the screenplay was based; and, as mentioned in the opening credits, every event occurring in the film, no matter how extreme, actually happened. See more »

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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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Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Paul Misraki
Performed by Ray Ventura
(p) Warner Chappell Music France /Meridian 1946, pour la France et territoires SACEM, Belgique, Suisse et Luxembourg
(p) Warner Chappell Music France 1946, pour le reste du monde
(p) 1941 Capitol Music
Avec l'aimable autorisation d'EMI Music France et Warner Chappell Music France
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Well worth seeing
10 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would characterize this movie as a French Schindler's List. it corrects the record on a disgraceful series of events that took place in occupied France in 1942, leading to the murder of13,000 Jews. It is well balanced, interesting, but also highly emotional. The acting is superb, as is the direction and cinematography. In particular, the child actors did a wonderful job. People could be heard crying in the theater throughout the film.

I had some problems with the ending, but won't go further as I do not want to reveal too much.

I recommend this movie.


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