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French screen legend Daniel Auteuil stars in this suspenseful psychological thriller. Here, he plays Joseph Haffmann, a Polish-born Jewish jeweller who sells his shop to his employee Francois when the Nazis enter Paris. Unable to get to safety, he is forced to hide in the basement of his old shop. Soon his relationship with Francois and his wife Blanche changes as Francois befriends Nazi officers and Blanche shows growing affection towards him. Warning: References to sex and violence.

Virtual Guest Speaker: Award-winning author and historian Fred Rosenbaum.

Century 16:

Underwritten by Eve Gordon; Ilana Kekoa.

Co-sponsor: Contra Costa Jewish Day School; Alliance Française de San Francisco.

Vine Cinema:

Underwritten by Karen & Jim Holtz; Destination Wealth Management.

Co-sponsor: Congregation Beth Emek; Alliance Française de San Francisco.

Fred Rosenbaum

Author and historian Fred Rosenbaum grew up in Queens, New York in a family that was "marked by the Holocaust". His mother fled Poland and escaped to the United States. His father had earlier emigrated from Poland and became a sergeant in the United States Army, and fought in Europe during World War II. Rosenbaum earned a bachelor's degree at Washington University in St. Louis in 1968, and then studied the history of Nazi Germany as a Fulbright fellow in West Germany. He earned a master's degree in European history at the University of California Berkeley. He was the founder of Lehrhaus Judaica (now functioning as New Lehrhaus) in Berkeley, California.

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    116 minutes
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  • Note
    Original title: Adieu Monsieur Haffmann
  • Director
    Fred Cavayé
  • Screenwriter
    Fred Cavayé, Jean-Philippe Daguerre, Sarah Kaminsky
  • Producer
    Philippe Rousselet
  • Executive Producer
    Vanessa Djian
  • Co-Producer
    Ardavan Safaee
  • Cast
    Daniel Auteuil, Gilles Lellouche, Sara Giraudeau, Nikolai Kinski, Anne Coesens
  • Cinematographer
    Denis Rouden
  • Editor
    Mickael Dumontier
  • Production Design
    Philippe Chiffre
  • Music
    Christophe Julien