Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key

French drama starring the prolific Kristin Scott Thomas as a present day, American journalist investigating the story of a young Jewish girl who experiences the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in Nazi occupied France, 1942.

Adaptation of the novel Elle s'appelait Sarah by Tatiana De Rosnay.

2010Rating: M, contains adult themes111 minsFranceFrench, English, German and Italian with English subtitles
AdaptationDramaWorld Cinema

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Reviews & comments

Moving film based on a piece of history I knew nothing of

I knew nothing of the story that forms the basis of this moving story. The film portrayed lots of raw emotion and the acting was excellent - especially the young Sarah and Kristen Scott Thomas's role. I'm not giving it 5 stars because the film did drag a little twards the end, but I'm still really glad that I saw it.

4.0

Superb

Loved it... Scott-Thomas is so at home in these roles. Her flow between French and English is comfortable without trying to 'pretend' she is French. The film was shocking yet intriguing. I very much enjoyed it.

4.0

So so

Well done and needed to be told but this will be the last holocaust movie for me. The modern day lives a bit cheesy.

3.0

Go and see it before it stops showing.

Sarah's Key exceeded my expectations. It was an absorbing, rich and detailed film, which expertly and seamlessly combined the two stories of its lead protagonists, Sarah and Julia. Kristin Scott Thomas is brilliant as Julia, who seems to struggle more with the past that she slowly uncovers than with her own personal issues. I was made to consider: which...

4.0

I really enjoyed this film, recommended to my parents who did too

There is something very assured about the film making here. It was an intense and rewarding watch. I'd go again.

4.0

Sarah's Key

Poignant and powerful story. Kristin Scott Thomas provides an emotional and touching character in another strong performance. The film shifts easily between the current and the past providing a gripping, moving and well-linked storyline. An excellent film. Recommended.

5.0

Sara's key

An other second world war - drama, but poorer than ever! The plot development lacks logic, The journalist who is investigating the destiny of the Jewish deported family -is acting as if she's remembering- flash backs of the childhood- for almost half of the movie , - when she is compltely disconnected from the story... The movie is pointless, though the...

2.0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Based on Tatiana de Rosnay's best selling novel, Scott Thomas stars as American journalist Julia Jarmond.

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Sarah's Key lurches towards some of these pitfalls but it is a skillful and powerful piece of storytelling nonetheless.

4.0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Narrative licence well used...

3.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Gripping, emotional and utterly enthralling. Kristen Scott Thomas is amazing, as always.

4.0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Based on Tatiana de Rosnay's best selling novel, Scott Thomas stars as American journalist Julia Jarmond.

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Sarah's Key lurches towards some of these pitfalls but it is a skillful and powerful piece of storytelling nonetheless.

4.0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Narrative licence well used...

3.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Gripping, emotional and utterly enthralling. Kristen Scott Thomas is amazing, as always.

4.0

Moving film based on a piece of history I knew nothing of

I knew nothing of the story that forms the basis of this moving story. The film portrayed lots of raw emotion and the acting was excellent - especially the young Sarah and Kristen Scott Thomas's role. I'm not giving it 5 stars because the film did drag a little twards the end, but I'm still really glad that I saw it.

4.0

Superb

Loved it... Scott-Thomas is so at home in these roles. Her flow between French and English is comfortable without trying to 'pretend' she is French. The film was shocking yet intriguing. I very much enjoyed it.

4.0

So so

Well done and needed to be told but this will be the last holocaust movie for me. The modern day lives a bit cheesy.

3.0

Go and see it before it stops showing.

Sarah's Key exceeded my expectations. It was an absorbing, rich and detailed film, which expertly and seamlessly combined the two stories of its lead protagonists, Sarah and Julia. Kristin Scott Thomas is brilliant as Julia, who seems to struggle more with the past that she slowly uncovers than with her own personal issues. I was made to consider: which...

4.0

I really enjoyed this film, recommended to my parents who did too

There is something very assured about the film making here. It was an intense and rewarding watch. I'd go again.

4.0

Sarah's Key

Poignant and powerful story. Kristin Scott Thomas provides an emotional and touching character in another strong performance. The film shifts easily between the current and the past providing a gripping, moving and well-linked storyline. An excellent film. Recommended.

5.0

Sara's key

An other second world war - drama, but poorer than ever! The plot development lacks logic, The journalist who is investigating the destiny of the Jewish deported family -is acting as if she's remembering- flash backs of the childhood- for almost half of the movie , - when she is compltely disconnected from the story... The movie is pointless, though the...

2.0