Monday, May 14, 2012
We think we know the face of evil. But do we really? It would be comforting if we could identify and categorize evil. Sarah’s Key is a film about moral issues that, hopefully, we will never have to face. The film makes a point that anyone may be capable of participating in some of the worst atrocities imaginable?
We’d like to think that it was just the Nazi’s who were the monsters, but they had a lot of help. Some stood on the sidelines and did nothing while others actively participated and aided in helping to carry out their plans.
The French participated at every level—from the bureaucracy and the secret service to the army and police. So do we really think we know the face of evil? Are we all capable of doing things beyond our imagination? These are the type of issues that Sarah’s Key explores.
It seems that a young Jewish girl, Sarah, along with her family lived in the apartment that Julie and her husband are renovating and planning to move into. Julie tries to discover what happened to Sarah and her little brother. Julie’s journey will unlock buried secrets and forever change her life. Sarah’s Key spans several decades and takes multiple twists and turns which will keep you on the edge of your seats.
Sarah’s Key is one of those films worth investing your time in. It’s exceptional storytelling that will engage your mind and emotions. Brilliantly shot and with exceptional acting, Sarah’s Key never misses a beat. If there’s one thing we can take away from this film it will be to embolden us to never let anything like this to happen again. The sad truth is that, unfortunately, these types of things haven’t completely disappeared. Hopefully, we will have the courage to stand up against evil.