The Round Up

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Still of Mélanie Laurent and Denis Menochet in The Round UpThe Round Up

Plot

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

Storyline
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.

Cast:

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…)



Details

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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)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:

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