The Round Up

March 10th, 2010


The Round Up

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A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.9/10 (2,399 voted)

Director: Rose Bosch

Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh

1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sewn on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of life in an occupied Paris, on the Butte Montmartre, where they've taken shelter. At least that's what they think, until that morning on July 16th 1942, when their fragile happiness is toppled over. From the Vélodrome D'Hiver, where 13 000 Jews are crammed, to the camp of Beaune-La-Rolande, from Vichy to the terrace of the Berghof, La Rafle follows the real destinies of the victims and the executioners. Of those who orchestrated it all. Of those who trusted them. Of those who fled. Of those who opposed them. Every character in this film has existed. Every event, even the most extreme, transpired on that summer of 1942.

Jean Reno - Dr. David Sheinbaum
Mélanie Laurent - Annette Monod
Gad Elmaleh - Schmuel Weismann
Raphaëlle Agogué - Sura Weismann
Hugo Leverdez - Jo Weismann
Joseph Weismann - Joseph Weismann âgé
Mathieu Di Concerto - Nono Zygler
Romain Di Concerto - Nono Zygler
Oliver Cywie - Simon Zygler
Sylvie Testud - Bella Zygler
Anne Brochet - Dina Traube
Denis Menochet - Corot
Roland Copé - Maréchal Pétain
Jean-Michel Noirey - Pierre Laval
Rebecca Marder - Rachel Weismann

Taglines: Paris, 16 juillet 1942, 4 heures du matin... (Paris, 16 July 1942, 4 AM...)


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Release Date: 10 March 2010

Filming Locations: Centre Hippique du Touring Club de France, Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16, Paris, France

Box Office Details

Budget: €20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: €4,251,768 (France) (14 March 2010) (602 Screens)

Gross: €369,553 (Belgium) (28 March 2010)

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Did You Know?

Producer Alain Goldman's intention was to make a French Schindler's List as he felt no French film had yet truly approached the subject.

User Review

I can't understand the low rating...

Rating: 7/10

OK, it's not a superb film but, all the same, it is a decent depiction of the extermination of the Jews in Paris. The acting is very good, both by Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent as well. Even the child actors give good performances in general. There is nothing special or surprising regarding the plot, and most of the themes have already been presented effectively in other films, but this fact does not make the film bad in any way. The film manages to hold the tension and it succeeds in being moving at the same time. All in all, I watched this movie with undiminished interest from the beginning till the end and I think it deserves a higher rating than 5.6/10, as well as your attention


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