Sarah’s Key

On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d’Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being sent to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother in a closet just before the police entered their apartment. Sixty years later, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist in Paris, gets the assignment to write an article about this raid, a black page in the history of France. She starts digging archives and through Sarah’s file discovers a well kept secret about her own in-laws.
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Film Cast:

  • Julia Jarmond: Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Sarah Starzynski, child: Mélusine Mayance
  • Jules Dufaure: Niels Arestrup
  • Bertrand Tezac: Frédéric Pierrot
  • Edouard Tezac: Michel Duchaussoy
  • Genneviève Dufaure: Dominique Frot
  • Rywka Starzynski: Natasha Mashkevich
  • Mamé Tezac: Gisèle Casadesus
  • William Rainsferd: Aidan Quinn
  • Rachel: Sarah Ber
  • Wladyslaw Starzynski: Arben Bajraktaraj
  • Mike Bambers: James Gerard
  • Joshua: Joseph Rezwin
  • Alexandra: Kate Moran
  • Michel Starzynski: Paul Mercier
  • Plainclothes policeman: Alexandre Le Provost
  • Mrs Royer: Serpentine Teyssier
  • Franck Levy: Simon Eine
  • Anna: Julie Fournier
  • Ornella Harris: Paige Barr
  • Mrs. Rainsferd: Joanna Merlin
  • Richard Rainsferd: George Birt
  • Nathalie Dufaure: Vinciane Millereau
  • Colette: Sylviane Fraval
  • Jacques: Dan Herzberg
  • Alice: Nancy Tate
  • Richard Rainsferd, young: Frédérick Guillaud
  • Man with violin: Maurice Lustyk
  • Sarah Starzynski, adult: Charlotte Poutrel
  • Edouard Tezac, child: Maxim Driesen
  • André Tezac: Xavier Beja
  • Old woman: Jacqueline Noëlle
  • Village doctor: Jean-Pierre Hutinet
  • Camp police officer: Jonathan Kerr
  • German officer at farm: Matthias Kress
  • German officer in train: Franck Beckmann
  • Gendarme Vel d’Hiv: Nicolas Seconda
  • Gendarme Vel d’Hiv: François d’Aubigny
  • Camp gendarme: Stéphane Charond
  • Camp gendarme: José Fumanal
  • Camp gendarme: Gilles Louzon
  • Policeman in train: Pierre Nahori
  • Camp woman: Yasmine Ghazarian
  • Little girl in camp: Naëva Lissonnet
  • Nurse Vel d’Hiv: Céline Caussimon
  • Hysterical woman Vel d’Hiv: Claudine Acs
  • Clinical nurse: Viktoria Li
  • Male nurse: Loïc Risser
  • Stretcher-bearer: Franck Chilly
  • Italian waiter: Marco Florio
  • Mozart Cafe Waitress: Alice St. Clair
  • Young woman at the window: Stéphanie Gesnel
  • Old man at the window: Gérard Couchet
  • Bob Rainsferd: Mark Fairchild
  • Young blonde American woman: Melinda Wade
  • Sarah Starzynski, baby: Kiley Liddell
  • Sarah Starzynski, baby: Brooke Liddell
  • (voice): Sophie Bacry Picciotto
  • (voice): Christian Vurpillot
  • (voice): Robert Rotsztein
  • Client in restaurant (uncredited): Tatiana De Rosnay
  • Trumpet player (uncredited): Ludovic Louis
  • Gendarme (uncredited): Eric Moreau
  • Italian woman (uncredited): Anoushka Rava
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Jacques Chirac

Film Crew:

  • Editor: Hervé Schneid
  • Key Makeup Artist: Gill Robillard
  • Director of Photography: Pascal Ridao
  • Production Design: Françoise Dupertuis
  • Original Music Composer: Max Richter
  • Producer: Stéphane Marsil
  • Producer: Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela
  • Casting: Lina Todd
  • Sound Supervisor: Bruno Seznec
  • Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
  • Novel: Tatiana De Rosnay
  • Screenplay: Serge Joncour
  • Costume Design: Eric Perron
  • Key Makeup Artist: Sylvie Duval
  • Choreographer: Corinne Devaux
  • Casting: Gwendale Schmitz
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Sarah Cuno
  • Assistant Property Master: Emmanuelle Hoessly

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