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The Weinstein Co. Re-Releasing Indie Hit 'Sarah's Key'

The Weinstein Co. Re-Releasing Indie Hit 'Sarah's Key' | Sarah's Key | Scoop.it

Sarah's Key, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, is being re-released in 300 U.S. theaters on Nov. 4 in a move designed to pump up awards attention.

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Sarah's Key Blu-ray

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Sarah's Key Blu-ray (Elle s'appelait Sarah) (2010): Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance and Niels Arestrup.

 

Unusual for a drama, the 5.1 soundtrack for Sarah's Key (presented in DTS lossless) makes extensive and aggressive use of the rear speakers, especially in the 1942 sequences, where the sound editing could be described as subjective and conceived from a child's point of view. The approach is announced at the very beginning, when Sarah and her little brother are playing in the bedroom and hear the knock of the French police at the front door. It erupts loudly from the left rear speaker, startling both the children and the viewer. (Later, in a present day scene, when Julia meets her husband at the apartment, Bertrand will announce his presence from the exact same sonic location, before he first appears on screen.)

Sounds in crowds and in enclosed space containing masses of people enclose the listener aggressively. Even a simple ride in a train compartment becomes an experience of claustrophobia when several German officers enter to occupy the outer seats. Their voices move from the rear speakers, outside the door, to the front as they enter the frame, but they're never fully inside the compartment, always hovering in front of the screen, hemming in the figures (Sarah and others) seated within the compartment.

Sounds in the present tends to be less aggressive and more atmospheric, although an early scene at Julia's workplace has her ever-present phone ringing loudly in the right rear. This foreshadows the increasingly important texts and phone calls that Julia will receive as her investigation intensifies, communications for which she will abandon even the most pressing and personal concerns without a moment's hesitation.

The dialogue, which is always clear, is in English and French, and the disc defaults to English subtitles that translate only the latter. The wonderfully evocative score is by Max Richter, the German composer best known for Waltz with Bashir.

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Blu-Ray review of Sarah's Key (Blu-ray) on DVD Authority

The film might not be audio dynamite, but this DTS HD 5.1 sounds good. The music is simply excellent in this mix, with a full and expansive presence. The music is by far the most memorable part of the audio and it really enhances the film, so I am glad it sounds so rich here. The dialogue is crystal clear, never lost in the shuffle, while sound effects have a natural presence. So the front channels handle the bulk of the work, but the movie still sounds just fine. This disc also includes subtitles in English and Spanish.

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