MOONLITE CINEMA - La Rafle

Tuesday 24th April 2012, 7.30pm
Queens Park Amphitheatre

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 VĂ©lodrome 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.

Country: France | Germany | Hungary
Language: French | German | Yiddish
Release Date: 5 May 2011 (Australia)
Also Known As: Die Kinder von Paris
Filming Locations: Centre Hippique du Touring Club de France, Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16, Paris, France