JCC Rockland 21st International Jewish Film Festival

Farewell Mister Haffmann

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Film Sponsor: Pascale & Joseph Elghanayan; Yetta Brenner Memorial Fund, Endowed by Marilyn & Abraham Kleinman, Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County

Occupied Paris, 1941: all members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann (Auteuil), fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee François Mercier (Gilles Lellouche) the chance to take over his store until the conflict subsides. But his own attempts to escape are thwarted, and Haffmann is forced to seek his assistant’s protection.

It’s a risky proposition for both men, and one that Mercier’s wife Blanche (a wonderful Sara Giraudeau) is skeptical of. As the couple move into the Haffmann home, the agreement turns into a Faustian bargain, one that will forever change the fate of all...

Superbly directed by Fred Cavayé, Farewell Mister Haffmann masterfully guides the viewer through the world of Vichy France, where lives are irrevocably shaped by the twin scourges of war and the black market. Rich in moral complexity and empathy, with several twists too good to spoil, this is grand, big-screen adult entertainment at its finest.

Winner of TEN Audience Awards!

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    115 minutes
  • Language
    French, English Subtitles
  • Country
    France, Belgium
  • Director
    Fred Cavayé
  • Screenwriter
    Fred Cavayé, Jean-Philippe Daguerre, Sarah Kaminsky
  • Producer
    Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrice Arrat, Vanessa Dijan
  • Cast
    Daniel Auteuil, Gilles Lellouche, Sara Giraudeau
  • Cinematographer
    Denis Rouden
  • Editor
    Mickael Dumontier
  • Composer
    Christophe Julien