Read the book before you see…

…these final movies that came out in October.*

Elle s’appelait Sarah (Haar Naam is Sarah), directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, and starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on the French novel of same title, written by Tatiana de Rosnay; the English translation received the title of Sarah’s Key.

Julia Jarmond is an American journalist living in Paris. She needs to write an article about the German groups during the Second World War who had taken thousands of Jews from their homes and brought them to the Vélodrome d’Hiver, from where they would be deported afterwards. She discovers information about Sarah, a 10-year-old child who was taken with her parents. Julia’s husband tries to dissuade her from further search, but when she finds out about a family secret, Julia decides to keep investigating.

Tamara Drewe, directed by Stephen Frears, and starring Gemma Arterton as Tamara.  Based on the newspaper comic strip later turned into a graphic novel of the same title by Posy Simmonds. According to Wikipedia, “the comic strip which serves as source material was a modern reworking of Thomas Hardy‘s nineteenth century novel Far from the Madding Crowd.”

It tells the story of a young journalist returning to her small hometown in order to sell her deceased mother’s house. She gets involved with a younger and then with an older man, while her neighbour also tries to find a way to declare his long time love for her…

The Social Network, directed by David Fincher, and starring an ensemble cast – Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake among them.

Based on the nonfiction book The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich, it tells the story of how Facebook was created, with all the implications and enmities it developed in the years since its creation.

*with apologies for the tardiness to compiler Lília!