Studio Canal have announced November 28th the release of SARAH’S KEY starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance and Neils Arestrup, on DVD and Blu-Ray. The film is directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and underrated film which sadly never got a chance to be shown to a wider audience,but this month you will have a chance own the film yourself, a story of a dark secret and black mark on French history during World War 2 with the mis treatment of French Jewish families.
Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s best-selling novel, SARAH’S KEY tells the story of Sarah (MELUSINE MAYANCE), a ten-year old girl taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. We’re in Paris, July 1942. 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.
Sixty seven years later: Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond (Oscar Nominee KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS: I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG, THE ENGLISH PATIENT), an American journalist investigating the roundup. What starts off as research for an article ends up as a journey towards self-discovery as she stumbles upon a terrible secret and discovers the heart breaking story of this Jewish family forced out of their home, a home that is now her own. As she starts to see, live, and breathe through Sarah, her world is turned upside down.
Kristin Scott Thomas received a Cesar Award nomination for her compelling performance in this role.
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