We’re still reeling from our experience of the 2010 movie, “Sarah’s Key also on Wikipedia, but warning – spoiler alert! As the reviews say, it is a story about, “… a journalist [who] finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942. ”
That Roundup was the time when the French government brutally rounded up and shipped thousands of French Jews at Auschwitz. The heroine is the journalist, so IFO thoroughly understood her obsession with getting to the bottom of the story that most French people didn’t know about or wanted to forget.
WW II, journalism today, both compelling topics, so yes, we will probably get the book, too. It appears that the movie follows the book quite well.
What we didn’t expect, and what is mentioned NOWHERE in the reviews, was a very strong, strong message about abortion. The heroine was pressured by her sister and her French husband to abort a late-in-life, surprise pregancy because the heroine was too old, the husband’s plans would be disrupted, etc.
It is a powerful movie – we highly recommend it. Bring a hanky.