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La Rafle (2010)

La rafle (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 10 March 2010 (France)
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La Rafle is a movie starring Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, and Gad Elmaleh. 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 ... Jo Weismann
Joseph Weismann ... Joseph Weismann âgé
Mathieu Di Concerto ... Nono Zygler
Romain Di Concerto ... Nono Zygler
Oliver Cywie ... Simon Zygler
... Bella Zygler
... Dina Traube
... Corot
Roland Copé ... Maréchal Pétain
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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On July 16, 1942, over 13,000 Jews were arrested in Paris... See more »

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€20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€4,251,768 (France), 14 March 2010, Wide Release
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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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They will disappear from the face of the Earth, annihilated and obliterated.
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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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