The Round Up (La Rafle) on DVD

Directed by Rose Bosch | Written by Rose Bosch

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 and 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.

US Distribution: Menemsha Films

Available on DVD October 8, 2013. Available for pre-order in the United States here.


La Rafle (The Round Up)
115 min, France, 2010
With Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh  

Friday, September 6, 2013
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