A bag of marbles
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This is the true story of two young Jewish brothers in German occupied France who, with a mind-boggling mix of mischievousness, courage and ingenuity, will be forced to fend for themselves in order to survive the enemy invasion and try bring their family back together. The heartwarming adaptation of Joseph Joffo's enduring memoir tells the story of the Nazi occupation through the eyes of the two young Jewish boys. Paris, 1941: Joseph and Maurice are the sons of Roman, the local barber. At ages 10 and 12, the boys have so little understanding of the persecution of Jews that Joseph thinks nothing of swapping his yellow star for a bag of marbles. Despite their naiveté, Roman knows that their best chance to escape the Nazi roundup is to flee on their own to Vichy, France, where their older brothers Albert and Henri have found safe haven. Always one false move from tragedy, these tenacious children survive on courage, ingenuity, and more than a bit of cunning as they make their precarious way through France hoping to reunite with their family. More than anything, it s their brotherly bond that gets them through their ordeals. Patrick Bruel resonates as the Jewish family patriarch Roman, while newcomers Dorian Le Clech and Batyste Fleurial Palmieri register an almost agonizing vulnerability as hapless innocents trying to outrun the cruel machinery of war.

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Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- France -- Fiction.
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- France -- Fiction.
Jews -- France -- Fiction.
Joffo, Joseph -- Fiction.
Joffo, Maurice -- Fiction.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, French.
War films.
Other Authors:
Allouche, Jonathan, screenwriter.
Bruel, Patrick, actor.
Campan, Bernard, 1958- actor.
Compagnie Cinématographique, production company.
Duguay, Christian, film director, screenwriter.
Duval Adassovsky, Nicolas, film producer.
Fleurial, Batyste, actor.
Forecast Pictures, production company.
Gaumont (Firm), presenter, production company.
Geismar, Alexandra, screenwriter.
Guichard, Benoit, screenwriter.
IDL FIlms, production company.
Le Clech, Dorian, actor.
Main Journey, production company.
Okko Productions, production company.
Panache Productions, production company.
Passion River Films, film distributor.
Proximus, production company.
Quad Productions, production company.
TF1 Films Production, production company.
Zeitoun, Laurent, film producer.
Zenou, Yann, film producer.
Zylberstein, Elsa, actor.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Joffo, Joseph. Sac de billes.
1 videodisc (1 hours 48 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: NR.
Other Title:
French title: Sac de billes
Based on the autobiography by Joseph Joffo.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Wide screen.
Title from container.
Music, Armand Amar ; director of photography, Christophe Graillot ; editor, Olivier Gajan.
Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial Palmieri, Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein, Bernard Campan.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
French dialogue; English subtitles.
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