Sarah's Key

DVD - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Sarah's Key
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 round up, which took place in Paris, in 1942. She stumbles upon a family secret which will link her forever to the destiny of a young Jewish girl, Sarah.


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Mar 20, 2015

A well acted, haunting story, that revisits the Holocaust in a like manner to Sophie's Choice.

Nov 23, 2014

English only please. I don't enjoy French and have to read subtitles to understand the movie. This is English speaking city. Frrench has no place here. I am returning it unwatched because I hate the French language to the utmost

Jun 28, 2014
  • triptophan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good movie about World War 2 and what happened to the Jewish family that lived in France before they were sent off to the concentration camps. And, the journalist who covered the girl whose name was Sarah and how she escaped the camps to find out what had happened to her brother and how she went on to another life in America. I would recommend this movie but you have to read the French translations in English at the bottom of the screen.

Jan 24, 2014

Jan 24, 2014...I'm not exactly sure how this book caught my eye. I was just shelving books at the library, and it popped out at me. I find it interesting that after reading about the content, that this subject is again entering my life. I had just read "Half-Blood Blues" (a pick inspired by "Canada Reads 2014, not a personal interest pick,) and that book was partly placed in France during WW2 as well. This is just one of those little life coincidences that happen? there some particular purpose or meaning that this location, and these events are appearing or connecting in my life at this time? I guess I'll never know! Anyway, looking forward to reading this book, and then the extra bonus of getting to enjoy the movie as well. If anyone ever tells me they are bored, I'll just tell them to get a library card. More things to do with that than anyone can shake a stick at, and the price is right! (mind you, if you get a little over-zealous with that hold button like I do, it can cost you a few fines if your not on the ball!), I just have to finish "Year of the Flood, watch a 3 or 4 dvd's that are due next week, and I can get on to this one! Somewhere along the way, I should also get my Christmas stuff put away and some dusting, dog walking, and vacuuming done as well....hmmm, also gotta eat in there somewhere, and stay away from those nasty munchies, or my butt will turn into a big jelly mound. I do have a job, luckily it's only part-time!

Dec 07, 2013
  • harrybrowne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent drama. Kristen Scott Thomas is a superb actress ((see her in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and I've Loved You So Long (French)). Gut-wrenching story that will grab hold of you.

Oct 10, 2013

problem solved ??? peace after death????

Jul 06, 2013
  • afraalmussawir rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't talk for about fifteen minutes after the film was over, and I'm still thinking about this movie two weeks after watching it. I want to read the book now! It's hard to follow all the generations that pass through this movie, but that only drives home how devastating the Holocaust was for many generations after the end of the war. This movie was full of history I didn't know, especially about the complicity of many of the French in occupied France in the persecution of Jews.

Feb 12, 2013
  • SpencerSpencer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't expect this film to be as gripping, well-written, compelling, heartbreaking and suspenseful as it was. Excellent, but heavy and serious.

Jan 30, 2013
  • lati2003cb rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I am always skeptical to watch a movie after I have read the book. BUT I was not disappointing!!! I would consider this a to own movie for me...

Jan 24, 2013
  • etanitosmama rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The book was excellent and I really enjoyed the acting in the movie as well. Very poignant story. That said, unless you speak French or have read the book I do not recommend watching this movie. The English subtitles were absolutely horrible, though someone had typed them into a google translator!

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May 03, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: There is a scene of Sarah and Rachel in a lake enjoying the water. you see that Rachel and Sarah are topless. But they are wearing their underwear so I would not really consider this as nudity.

May 03, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The 1942 Parts are occasionally Intense.

May 03, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: The 1942 parts. You see a little violence.


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Dec 27, 2012

fearlessforever thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

May 03, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dimmu16 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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May 03, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The story is about a girl named Sarah who in 1942 locked her brother into a cupboard believing she was going to return for him within a few minutes. Turned into months. During the arrest and bring Sarah and her parents to the Work Camps. During these clips the film jumps to 2009 to a journalist named Julia Jarmond. Her husband is re-modeling his childhood apartment where she, him, and their daughter Zoe will live one day. She has to write en article on Vel d'Hiv and it leads her to Sarah and the deeply hidden family secret, and what happened to her brother.


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Dec 11, 2012

Never forget.

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