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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sarah's Key

Kristin Scott Thomas plays a journalist researching the horrors of the French (no, not German!) round- up of Jewish families in 1942.  This movie is not for the faint-hearted. It is a gut wrenching tale of the suffering and mass murders of the Jewish people that took place in France, and particularly the story of one little girl named Sarah, who, in order to save her younger brother, locks him in a closet in their apartment (so the gendarmes don't catch him and take him away), and tells him to stay there until she comes back for him. She carries the key to the closet with her throughout the story, and tries desperately to get back to Paris for him.  There is no happy ending.  The film is very well done, but the story is  terribly tragic.  If you are willing to feel miserable, in order to learn more about this shameful period in history of "Man's Inhumanity to Man, " this movie is for you.

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