In occupied Paris, 1941 all members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann (Daniel Auteuil), fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee 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. As Mercier and his wife move in to the Haffmann home, the agreement turns into a Faustian bargain, one that will forever change the fate of all. Audience Awards Aspen Film Festival & Gold Coast International Film Festival, Audience Award San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
“The legendary Daniel Auteuil gives one of his most superlative screen performances in the gripping new historical drama from writer/director Fred Cavayé, based on Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s celebrated, Molière Awardwinning play” –Rotten Tomatoes
“This is first-rate drama with considerable cumulative intensity – and a quorum of irony – and it’s unreservedly recommended.” –Filmink Australia