The Round Up
Filmmaker: Roselyne Bosch
France / 2010 / 115 minutes / French
Opening Weekend Date: 17 June 2011
Cinemas screening the film: Apollo Piccadilly Circus, Hampstead Everyman, Greenwich Picturehouse, Norwich Cinema City
1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown 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 Vélodrome D'Hiver, where 13 000 Jews are crammed, to the camp of Beaune-La-Rolande, from Vichy to the terrace of the Berghof, THE ROUND-UP 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.