30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sarah´s Key France 2011 | 111 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Gilles Paquet-Brenner (*1974) is a French director and screenwriter His first awarded feature was Pretty things (2001) and was shown at the Hamburg Filmfest that year. Sarah's Key is his fifth film.

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An American journalist's research for an article about the Vel’d’Hiv Roundup in 1942 in France ends up as a journey towards self-discovery as she stumbles upon a terrible secret and discovers the heartbreaking story of a Jewish family forced out of their home, a home that is now her own. As she starts to see, live, and breathe through Sarah, the eldest daughter, her world is turned upside down. Can one put aside shadows from the past ?

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Original title: Elle s'appelait Sarah
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Screenplay: Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Serge Joncour
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Aidan Quinn
Producer: Stéphane Marsil
Director of Photography: Pascal Ridao
Music: Max Richter
Production Design: Françoise Dupertuis
Editor: Hervé Schneid
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Camino Filmverleih GmbH
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Production: Hugo Productions; Studio 37; TF1 Droits Audiovisuels; France 2 Cinéma


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