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Round up, The

Original title: Rafle, La
German title: Kinder von Paris, Die
France, 2010

Director: Bosch, Roselyne
Production company: Légende Films
Co-producers: Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, France 3 Cinéma, Alva Films
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Paris, summer 1942, France is under German occupation. Jews are first forced to wear the yellow star, then they are banned from any public place, they can’t work or attend schools. Many Jewish families, including that of Joseph, 10 years old, live in Montmartre. The situation is worsening day by day and the city is divided: some are seeking to protect and help their neighbours, others deride them. In the night between 15 and 16 July, the fate of the Jews of Paris changed forever. Following an agreement between Hitler and General Petain, thousands of Jews, including Joseph and his family, are taken to the Velodrome d 'Hiver, where they stay for days without water, no toilets and little food. To help them a few brave French as the nurse Annette Monod, and the firefighters who not only give them water, contrary to orders, but accept to take secret messages to friends and families. Deported to the concentration camp Beaune-la-Rolande, still in French territory, the Jews keep hope and families are still together. But one morning, Joseph and other children are separated from their parents.

From the Vélodrome D’Hiver, where 13,000 people were rounded up and cramped together, to the Beaune-La-Rolande camp, from Vichy to the Berghof terrace, La Rafle follows the real destinies of the executioners' victims. It tells the tale of those who orchestrated the round-up, those who were against it, those who felt confident, those who fled.
All the characters in the film existed in real life. All the events, even the most extreme, took place in this summer of 1942.

Marketing strategies:
More than 680.000 admissions during the first five days in French cinemas.

Giffoni 2010 (awarded), Haugesund 2010, Buster Copenhagen 2010 (awarded)

Website: www.larafle-lefilm.com

World sales address/es:
Gaumont (F)

Sold to:
Gaumont (F)
Belgafilms (B)
Miracle (DK)
Cinema Mondo (FI)
Pathé (CH)
Constantin (DE)
Odeon (GR)
Vision (PL)
Lusomundo (PT)