‘Sarah’s Key’: Review Revue

"Sarah’s Key" is the film adaptation of Tatiana de Rosnay’s historical novel about the 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup, by director Gilles Paquet-Brenner.

The film stars Kristin Scott Thomas as Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in Paris who investigates the incident in which several thousands of Jewish people were arrested and imprisoned by the occupied Vichy government.

As Julia investigates the tragic event, she slowly becomes obsessed with the story of Sarah, a little girl whose family was imprisoned by the Vichy government and whose mid-century life eerily mirrors that of Julia’s modern one.

In a recent interview with Speakeasy, author de Rosnay discussed how the book’s sensitive subject matter made it difficult for her to find a publisher. The book has now sold more than five million copies. She also described the close relationship she had with the development of the film. Read More...



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