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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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On July 16, 1942, over 13,000 Jews were arrested in Paris... See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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France | Germany | Hungary

Language:

French | German | Yiddish

Release Date:

10 March 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,346,148
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color (Fujicolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rose Bosch auditioned 200 children for the role of Jo Weismann and approximately 100 for the other child roles. 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 »

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Automne
Performed by Alix Combelle
© et (p) Droits Reserves
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Philippe Combelle
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Well worth seeing
10 April 2011 | by Martin-24-931887See 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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