Sarah's Key Poster

Release Date: July 22nd, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2011

PG-13|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
An account of research by a journalist (Kristin Scott Thomas) into a shameful incident in French history intertwines with a story of a 10-year-old Jewish girl (Mélusine Mayance) from that time period.

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot, Michel Duchaussoy, Dominique Frot, Gisèle Casadesus, Aidan Quinn

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Studio 37, TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, Hugo Productions

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Ms. Scott Thomas is as intelligent and attractive as ever, but the synthetic world her character inhabits can't compete with a harrowing past that depicts French complicity in Nazi atrocities. show more

  • The movie gathers momentum with a steady, assured pace, accumulating incidents, characters, secrets and lies until the rush of events is absolutely transfixing. Cinema can sometimes rival the novel in compulsive intensity and Sarah's Key is one such example. show more

  • Excellent performances make the movie effective. Yet the flashbacks have a depth and resonance largely absent from the modern scenes. show more

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