Sarah’s Key – Movie Trailer

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Cast: Kristen Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot, Michel Duchaussoy, Dominque Frot, Gisèle Casadesus, Aidan Quinn, & Natasha Mashkevich

Sarah’s Key is out in limited release next Friday, July 22nd, and I have to admit that seeing the trailer is bringing back a feeling of nostalgia. I started blogging three years ago and that’s when the book was making the rounds in the blogging world. It was all very new to me at the time. I also associate its arrival with the burgeoning popularity of  fiction focused on the little known events and tragedies of World War II.

In both the book and the movie adaptation, Sarah’s Key tells dual narratives of Julia, an American journalist living in Paris, and Sarah, a ten-year-old girl living in 1942. Julia is doing research into the round up of Jews in 1942 France while Sarah’s family is rounded up and arrested in the same year. Sarah is able to get her brother to a safe place, but at a terrible price, and as Julia discovers more about the atrocities committed during the war, she also discovers how Sarah’s life and fate is intertwined with her life in ways both never imagined nor very comfortable.

Courtesy of The Weinstein Company, I have a copy of the book and the movie poster to give away to a reader who can supply a US mailing address to receive their prize. I will accept entries on this form until Thursday, July 20th. All information will be discarded if you aren’t selected to receive a copy of the book. Your mailing address will be used to mail the book to you should you be selected as a winner. Only those selected as winners will be contacted by email.

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  1. I read this a few years ago, and thought it was a great read. I admit to liking the historical bits better than the modern ones, but overall, it’s a book that I haven’t been able to forget. I think I am probably going to have to see the movie when it comes out as well. Thanks for sharing the trailer with us!

  2. This has been sitting on my shelf for far to long. I think I’m going to have to take it down and give it a read in prep for the movie.

  3. I have to see this movie. I do not think I can see it in the theater but I am going to get the DVD whenever it comes!

  4. I read this awhile ago with a book club, and I’ll admit to being torn. Loved Sarah, but Julia annoyed the hell out of me. I’m thrilled that Kristin Scott Thomas is playing her though…maybe I’ll like that version of her! I felt my whole throat constrict when I saw that sweet little boy.

  5. Sounds like a great book I missed! Would LOVE to read it before the movie!
    Thanks for the Giveaway! I don’t want to publicly post my mailing address here, so whoever wins, you would contact via email, I’m sure?
    I like the selection of books you read!
    Thanks again!
    Laurie Carlson

  6. I really enjoyed the book, though Sarah’s story captivated me more than Julia’s. I’m really looking forward to the movie.

  7. I have to say that I didn’t love the book. The modern day story really bugged me and I wanted to know more about Sarah. That being said the movie trailer makes the film look really good. I will definitely go see it if it comes to a theater near me.

  8. This book was amazing…….I read it and became it…..she drew me in and I felt as though I was there, each realization dawning anew………the trailer was riveting…….I will absolutely see the movie!

    Do you need my mailing address now or will you contact me for it if I win?

  9. I would love to win a copy of this book! Reading the other comments about the book I can’t wait to dive into it!