Sarah’s Key. Captivating and emotionally powerful, SARAH’S KEY tells the remarkable story of one woman’s journey into the past to unveil the truth behind her family’s secret. Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s best-selling novel, SARAH’S KEY will be released nationwide by Optimum Releasing on 5 August 2011.
Paris, July 1942: Sarah (Melusine Mayance), who is ten-year’s old, is taken with her parents by French police in the middle of the night who are rounding up and arresting Jewish families. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard – their secret hiding place – and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. 67 years later: Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas), an American journalist investigating the roundup. What starts off as research for an article about the Vel’d’Hiv arrests ends up as a journey towards self-discovery as she discovers the heartbreaking story of Sarah’s family who are forced out of their home, a home that is now Julia’s own. As she starts to see, live and breathe through Sarah, her world is turned upside down. Can one put aside shadows from the past?