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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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Rose Bosch

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Rose Bosch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Dr. David Scheinbaum
Mélanie Laurent ... Annette Monod
Gad Elmaleh ... Schmuel Weismann
Raphaëlle Agogué Raphaëlle Agogué ... Sura Weismann
Hugo Leverdez Hugo Leverdez ... Jo Weismann
Joseph Weismann Joseph Weismann ... Joseph Weismann âgé
Mathieu Di Concetto Mathieu Di Concetto ... Nono Zygler (as Mathieu Di Concerto)
Romain Di Concetto Romain Di Concetto ... Nono Zygler (as Romain Di Concerto)
Oliver Cywie Oliver Cywie ... Simon Zygler
Sylvie Testud ... Bella Zygler
Anne Brochet ... Dina Traube
Denis Ménochet ... Corot
Roland Copé Roland Copé ... Maréchal Pétain
Jean-Michel Noirey Jean-Michel Noirey ... Pierre Laval (as Jean Michel Noirey)
Rebecca Marder Rebecca Marder ... Rachel Weismann
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Storyline

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...) See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Germany | Hungary

Language:

French | German | Yiddish

Release Date:

10 March 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,346,148
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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. The roundup was also addressed in another 2010 French film called Sarah's Key. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Clair de Lune
Composed by Claude Debussy
Cello by Kate Dillingham
Piano by Blair McMillen
Producteur - E. Alan Silver
Ingenieur du son - Patricia A. Duciaume
Un enregistrement Connoisseur Society
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They will disappear from the face of the Earth, annihilated and obliterated.
27 November 2013 | by lastliberal-853-253708See 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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