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Film Review: Sarah’s Key (French: Elle s’appelait Sarah)

Sarah’s Key (French: Elle s’appelait Sarah)

Kristan Scott Thomas in Sarah's Key
Kristan Scott Thomas

2010 was the year that French filmakers turned their attention to French involvement in the Shoah and in particular the July 1942 Vel d’Hiv round up of over 13,000 Jews by the French police, so called because the internees were initially held in the ‘Vel d’Hiv’ Parisian velodrome before being taken to internment camps outside of Paris and onto extermination camps in Poland.

Initially, I thought this film was another film about the Shoah but it is so much more than that.

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