Being Jewish in France (Comme un Juif en France) (2009)

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Poised to become the definitive film on the complex history of French Jewry, this sweeping documentary begins with the Dreyfus Affair and ends with contemporary charges of rising anti-Semitism. Narrated by celebrated actor Mathieu Amalric, the film includes rare archival materials and riveting interviews with some of France's leading intellectuals, artists and politicians.

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Being Jewish in France makes exceptionally good use of vintage photographs and film clips in telling its story, and in fact won an award for best utilization of archival footage. It also boasts an especially varied and articulate group of talking heads.

Aug 7, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ambitious three-hour-plus documentary.

May 14, 2009 | Full Review…
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Yves Jeuland's documentary Being Jewish in France is more than three hours long, and its emotional peak comes relatively early.

May 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

More impressionistic than analytical.

May 13, 2009 | Full Review…

Jeuland's history is at times scattered, but always compelling.

Mar 14, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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