In picturesque Montmarte, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Their parents do not seem too concerned either, somehow putting their trust in the Vichy Government. But beyond this view, much is going on. Hitler demands that the French government round up its Jews and put them on trains for the extermination camps in the East. The collaborators start to put the plan into effect and within a short time, 13,000 of Paris’s Jews, among them 4,000 children, will be rounded up and sent on a road with no return. The fateful date: July 16th, 1942, 68 years ago.
- Director: Rose Bosch
- Country: France | Germany | Hungary
- Genre: Drama | History | War
- Year: 2011
- Run Time: 02:05:07
- imdb Score: 6.8/10 (2,536 votes)
- Language: French | German | Yiddish
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué, Hugo Leverdez,
David A. Schwartz - FLORIDA JEWISH JOURNAL
"Writer-director Rose Bosch is working in unabashed historical epic mode here, balancing individual stories with grand-scale awfulness effectively. She never swerves for cheap sentiment, she just lays it all out."
Tom Long - DETROIT NEWS
"Bosch does an impressive job of pulling together the stories she and her assistants found while researching the script."
John Hartl - SEATTLE TIMES
Miami Jewish Film Festival 2011
Festival du Film Francophone 2010
Jerusalem Film Festival 2010
Moscow Film Festival 2011