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5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic and powerful!, July 31, 2011
This review is from: Sarah's Key (DVD)
The story of a 1942 Jewish family being evicted from their home in Paris and sent to a camp is interwoven with the plot of a modern-day reporter trying to determine what happened to the little girl in the family. Scenes of the fate of Jewish people at the time are always powerful to watch, with this one being no exception. The anguish of families being separated is realistically portrayed, but their eventual fate is not depicted. The story revolves around the little girl, Sarah, trying to determine the fate of her brother. The other story features the always good Kristin-Scott Thomas, doing a story on the eviction of Jews from Paris, and focusing on understanding the fate that befell Sarah. This is a powerful film that will captivate the viewer.
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Initial post: Aug 7, 2011 6:30:23 PM PDT
This movie looks wonderful. May I ask, how were you able to watch it? I looked on net flix and on amazon and it seems there is no dvd out yet on this movie. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2011 6:39:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 8, 2011 6:40:06 AM PDT
It is currently in theaters. I caught it at the arthouse theater in
Scottsdale, Arizona. My parents also saw the movie and they both loved it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2011 6:02:07 PM PDT
Timbersmom says:
You must read the book as it is incredible. I'm constantly checking online to see when or if it will be playing near me.

Posted on Aug 9, 2011 6:05:53 PM PDT
Timbersmom says:
This is a novel turned movie based on fact: The Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in Paris occurred on 16 and 17 July 1942.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011 12:00:14 PM PDT
D. Barbour says:
My mother, a huge fan of the book, was very angry with this film adaptation. She told me they ruined numerous scenes. Did your parents read the book?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011 3:28:21 PM PDT
None of us read the book. I am not prepared to compare the original work with the film. I just thought the movie was very well done.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2011 4:56:17 AM PST
I read the book and saw the movie in the theater.I thought the book and movie were both powerful and moving and that the movie followed the story line from the book quite well.
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