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Sarah's Key (2011)

Sarah's Key

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

July 22, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

111 min.

Production Budget

$10 millions

Studio

The Weinstein Company

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

Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Producer

Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Stephane Marsil

Screenwriter

Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Tatiana De Rosnay, Serge Joncour

Starring

Story


Based on Tatiana de Rosnay's New York Times best seller, "Sarah's Key" is the story of an American journalist living in Paris, Julia Jarmond (Kristen Scott Thomas), whose research for an article about the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942 in France ends up turning her own world upside down. In July 1942, Sarah, a ten-year old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door in the middle of the night arresting Jewish families. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard - their secret hiding place - and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. Nearly seventy years later, Julia stumbles on the terrible secret that the home Sarah's family was forced to leave is about to become her own. As Julia's life becomes entwined with Sarah's heart-breaking story she must tackle the complex issue of how to live with the past and keep moving forward.

Pictures (6 photos)


Melusine Mayance stars as Sarah Starzynski in The Weinstein Company's Sarah's Key (2011)
Kristin Scott Thomas stars as Julia Armond in The Weinstein Company's Sarah's Key (2011). Photo credit by Julien Bonet.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..filmmakers working in a language not their own, these scenes feel like they're not just in another tongue, they're in another movie..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
“..is in no way a serious exploration of French complicity in the Holocaust. It simply leverages history's greatest outrage to turn it into a little detective/sob story through which Thomas drifts..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..unflinching yet poignant, Sarah's Key asks just how deeply you want to delve into your past..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]