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Sarah's Key

2 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner

An intrepid journalist brings the past to life in this gripping drama. An American based in Paris, Julia Jarmond (Tell No One's Kristin Scott Thomas) has been working on a piece about a French atrocity while planning to move into an apartment that … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Drama
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 22 July 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
2 reviews about Sarah's Key
review by . March 12, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
This big screen adaptation of Tatiana De Rosnay's novel "Sarah's Key," directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner in some way presents the Holocaust awareness message with greater simplicity and impact than its written counterpart. However, sadly, both the novel and the film's major plot line of Sarah and her key is rectified around the halfway mark of both pieces. As the murkier central story of a journalist whose marital issues and unplanned pregnancy shifts the mass horror of the Vel D'Hiv roundup into …
review by . July 23, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         Sarah’s Key, based on the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, is frustrating in that it doesn’t explore a little known chapter in history. Instead, it uses it as a catalyst for a competently paced but strangely unsatisfying mystery. I’m referring to the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of 1942, a Nazi-ordered mass arrest in Paris in which the French police were complicit. According to records, they rounded up over 13,000 people – mainly …
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