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.

  1. Gilles Paquet-Brenner

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Tatiana De Rosnay


  3. Serge Joncour


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kristin Scott Thomas

    Kristin Scott Thomas

    Julia Jarmond

  2. Niels Arestrup

    Niels Arestrup

    Jules Dufaure

  3. Frédéric Pierrot

    Frédéric Pierrot

    Bertrand Tezac

  4. Michel Duchaussoy

    Michel Duchaussoy

    Edouard Tezac

  5. Dominique Frot

    Dominique Frot

    Genneviève Dufaure

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Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key


Original Title Elle s'appelait Sarah

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 22, 2011


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $17,511,906.00



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