• Sarah's Key (2011)

Sarah's Key

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

Keywords: 1940s, Pursuit, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 55
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    The glib story and hectoring structure undermine the filmmakers' best intentions. show more

  • 60
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Though the picture is lovingly and often quite strikingly shot and styled, there are too many dangling and swiftly clipped threads for the film to amount to more than another tasteful Sunday matinee set against one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. show more

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