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The Round Up (2011)

The Round Up

Overview


Genre

Drama, War

Release Date

July 22, 2011 (Limited)

Duration

124 min.

Production Budget

$26.4 millions

Studio

Menemsha Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Roselyne Bosch

Producer

Alain Goldman

Screenwriter

Roselyne Bosch

Starring

Story


In picturesque Montmarte, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Their parents do not seem too concerned either, somehow putting their trust in the Vichy Government. But beyond this view, much is going on. Hitler demands that the French government round up its Jews and put them on trains for the extermination camps in the East. The collaborators start to put the plan into effect and within a short time, 13,000 of Paris's Jews, among them 4,000 children, will be rounded up and sent on a road with no return. The fateful date: July 16th, 1942, 68 years ago.

With a meticulously constructed script based on extensive research and first-hand accounts, writer/director Rose Bosch brings to the screen one of the most moving dramas of the year. Powered by fluid direction and a string of stars- from Jean Reno ("The Da Vinci Code", "Leon: The Professional") to Melanie Laurent ("Inglourious Basterds", "The Concert") - "La Rafle" ("The Roundup") became a big box-office hit in France in the first half of 2010, and its audiences included thousands of young people who came to learn about a dark chapter in their country's history.

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Romain Di Concerto stars as Nono Zygler and Oliver Cywie stars as Simon Zygler in Menemsha Films' The Round Up (2011)
Joseph Weismann, Romain Di Concerto and Oliver Cywie in Menemsha Films' The Round Up (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's a straightforward, heartfelt drama, well acted and well produced..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
“..it must feel merely repetitious: It is a paint-by-numbers Holocaust movie, scrupulously balanced, always cautious, occasionally cliched, often sentimental..”
by Kate Taylor [Globe and Mail]
“..we've seen history in many forms on the big screen: documentary, drama, comedy, tragedy. "La Rafle." is all of these with a too-great dollop of soap opera..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]