Thursday, July 21, 2011

Turning an Incredible Book Into a Movie: Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay is one of those books that I'll never forget. This book was a thrilling, tragic but incredible book centered around the Holocaust. Never have I experienced a book like this that gave me nightmares as well as hope. It is one of the strongest book I have ever read.


Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.

Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.

Furthermore, I am delighted to say that they made this book into a movie....which comes out tomorrow!! If this trailer doesn't persuade you to read the book or see the movie, perhaps this article will: New Angle on an Oft-Visited Nightmare


Share/Bookmark

1 comment:

  1. I read this book, coincidentally, while in flight to Germany. It is a fast read, and a powerful story. The present and past tie together in a way that creates a harmony between the two and takes your heart through the tragedy and the attempt at redemption. It truly encapsulates the fear which engulfed the citizens of France during the WWII German occupation, and shows the coldness and the warmth of the human spirit all at the same time. You will gasp, you will cry, and you will pray no one ever has to endure such a travesty again.

    ReplyDelete