Detroit Film Theatre


LA RAFLE (THE ROUND-UP)

Friday, October 21, 2011 – Sunday, October 23, 2011

 Detroit Film Theatre

(France/2010directed by Roselyne Bosch)

In Paris’s picturesque Montmartre district in 1942, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Their parents don’t seem overly concerned, putting their trust in the Vichy Government. But beneath the surface, their world is ending. Hitler demands that the French government round up its Jews and put them on trains for the extermination camps in the East. The collaborators quickly and efficiently put the plan into motion and soon, 13,000 of Paris’s Jews, among them 4,000 children, will be rounded up and sent on a road with no return. The first large-scale cinematic telling of the most shameful moment in modern French history, La Rafle (The Round-Up) stars Jean Reno (La Femme Nikita) and Sylvie Testud (La Vie en Rose), has been seen thus far by more than three million moviegoers in France, winning prizes at film festivals worldwide. In French, German and Yiddish with English subtitles. (124 min.)

“An impeccable production with all-around stirring performances.” Variety

Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m.