Sunday, November 27, 2011

sunday movie

What's it about?  In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942. The film uses a little known event from French history as a starting point for a deeply affecting drama about guilt, redemption, family secrets, the comfort of strangers, and hope in a time of war and madness.
Sound too dark and depressing? I thought so too, but it ultimately proves to be something of an uplifting tale of redemption and forgiveness. Searching for the truth concerning Sarah kept me interested until the final minutes of the film and the performance of Kristin Scott Thomas was excellent as I have come to expect from her in other movies I have her seen her in.

*Based on the best-selling novel by Tatiana de Rosnay

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