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Un sac de billes (1975)

Two young French Jewish boys and their family struggle to survive the WWII and the invasion of Germans.

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Richard Constantini ...
Joseph
Paul-Eric Shulmann ...
Maurice
Joseph Goldenberg ...
Le Père
Reine Bartève ...
La Mère
Hubert Drac ...
Henri
Gilles Laurent ...
Albert
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Mantelier
Dominique Ducros ...
Françoise
Stephan Meldegg ...
S / off. salon de coiffure
Axel Ganz ...
Officier salon de coiffure
Pierre Forget ...
L'instituteur
Marc Eyraud ...
Le curé du train
Hélène Calzarelli ...
La jeune fille du train
Yves Wecker ...
Raymond, le passeur
Bernadette Le Saché ...
La réfugiée
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Two young French Jewish boys and their family struggle to survive the WWII and the invasion of Germans.

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10 December 1975 (France)  »

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A Bag of Marbles  »

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Two little boys against so many Nazis...
28 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is probably Doillon's finest hour (with the exception of "la drôlesse" ).Gone are his intellectual pretensions.Instead,the viewer rejoices in the presence of two very good little actors playing two very endearing children.It is all truly wonderful stuff and the story of these Jewish brats in an occupied France during WW2 is in turn funny ,moving and suspenseful.Their resourcefulness and their brotherly love will win over the audience .Outside the vicar,the adults are generally unkind people:many French people 's principal thought is to do a bit of business at the Jews' expense.But Joseph and Maurice have more than one trick up their sleeve.


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