Being Jewish in France (Comme un Juif en France)
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Being Jewish in France (Comme un Juif en France)
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Even those who've boned up on Gallic history will have their eyes opened by Yves Jeuland's comprehensive documentary regarding the Chosen People and this motherland blithe and brave."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Ambitious three-hour-plus documentary."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"More impressionistic than analytical."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Yves Jeuland's documentary Being Jewish in France is more than three hours long, and its emotional peak comes relatively early."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Jeuland's history is at times scattered, but always compelling."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
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