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31 August 2011 (Belgium) See more »
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When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, young parents Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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10 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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(12 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Valérie Donzelli ... Juliette

Jérémie Elkaïm ... Roméo Benaïm
César Desseix ... Adam Benaïm à 18 mois
Gabriel Elkaïm ... Adam Benaïm à 8 ans
Brigitte Sy ... Claudia Benaïm - la mère de Roméo

Elina Löwensohn ... Alex - la compagne de Claudia
Michèle Moretti ... Geneviève - la mère de Juliette

Philippe Laudenbach ... Philippe - le père de Juliette
Bastien Bouillon ... Nikos
Béatrice de Staël ... Le docteur Ghislaine Prat - la pédiatre
Anne Le Ny ... Le docteur Fitoussi - la neuropédiatre

Frédéric Pierrot ... Le professeur Sainte-Rose
Elisabeth Dion ... Le docteur Kalifa - de l'IGR
Pauline Gaillard ... Un narrateur (voice)
Philippe Barassat ... Un narrateur (voice)
Valentine Catzéflis ... Une narratrice (voice)
Julie Peugeot ... La première nfirmière
Serge Bozon ... Le gifleur à la fête
Henri Hooreman ... Adam Benaïm à 6 mois
Marie Donzelli ... Marine - une assistante sociale
Claire Serieys ... Clarisse
Riad Sattouf ... Le cuistot
Marie-Sohna Condé ... La copine de Juliette (as Marie-Sonha Conde)

Laure Marsac ... L'auxiliaire puéricultrice
Lucia Sanchez ... La directrice de la crèche
Marion Lecrivain ... Marion - la baby-sitter
Mademoiselle Mori ... L'hôtesse d'accueil de l'hôpital de La Timone
Sophie Kichine ... Infirimière La Timone
Dorothée Sebbagh ... Une interne de la Timone
Ahmed Zaoui ... Le b rancadrier de la Timone
Diego Urgoiti ... L'anésthésiste de la Timone (as Diego Urgoiti-Moinot)
Bey Salah ... Le porteur dans le couloir de la Timone
Emmanuel Salinger ... Le radiologue
Irène Estevens ... Une infirmière à Necker
Nozha Khouadra ... L'interne de Necker
Blanche Gardin ... Hôtesse accueil Necker
Anne Berest ... Sophie - une interne de l'hôpital Necker Necker
Alain Kruger ... Le docteur Harry - l'anésthésiste de Necker
Christelle Huot-Marchand ... La première infirmière du bain d'Adam
Frédérique Dorat ... La seconde infirmière du bain d'Adam
Laurent Lacotte ... Un brancardier à l'hôpital Necker (as Laurent Lacote)
Aude Lemercier ... La copine d'avant
Benoît Barré ... Un infirmier du bain d'Adam
Katia Lewkowicz ... Jeanne
Lucien Pages ... Pascal

Jennifer Decker ... Un jeune fille à la fête de Jeanne
Esteban Carvajal-Alegria ... Le garçon de l' 'Open kiss'
Clémence Cabanes ... La fille de l' 'Open kiss'
Anne Gastaut ... La chanteuse
Adrien Antoine ... Le guitariste
France Lesbros ... L'infirmière de l' IGR
Laëtitia Trapet ... Mlle Weiss - une infirmière
Marie Weinberger ... Martine - une assistante sociale

Directed by
Valérie Donzelli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Valérie Donzelli 
Jérémie Elkaïm 

Produced by
Serge Catoire .... executive producer
Xavier Giannoli .... associate producer
Edouard Weil .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Sébastien Buchmann (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pauline Gaillard 
 
Casting by
Karen Hottois 
 
Production Design by
Gaëlle Usandivaras 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Mehu 
 
Makeup Department
Valérie Donzelli .... hair stylist
Valérie Donzelli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eugénie Deplus .... post-production supervisor
Diego Urgoiti .... production manager
Diego Urgoity-Moinot .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Weinberger .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Thierry Pitel .... property master
 
Sound Department
Benjamin Bober .... boom operator
Ludovic Escallier .... sound editor
Nicolas Fioraso .... foley artist
Laurent Gabiot .... re-recording mixer
Olivier Guillaume .... sound assistant: auditorium
André Rigaut .... sound recordist
Sébastien Savine .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Michel Reynaert .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lazare Pedron .... first assistant camera
Aurélien Py .... additional first camera assistant
Ahmed Zaoui .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Mona-Lise Lanfant .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pascal Mayer .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Tony Arnoux .... press attache
Véronique Hallot .... production administrator
Karen Hottois .... acting coach: children
Magalie Montet .... press attache
Virginie Prin .... script supervisor
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache
 
Thanks
Agathe Hassenforder .... thanks
Gilles Marchand .... thanks
Christian Sainte-Rose .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La guerre est déclarée" - France (original title)
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France:100 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
France's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Liquid Crystals (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Bell Tolls FiveSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
simply life, 13 October 2016
Author: SnoopyStyle

Roméo and Juliette are young actors in Paris. They meet at a club, and fall in love. He has a single mom living with her girlfriend. She has a middle of the road family. The couple has baby Adam but they notice that something is wrong. The doctors eventually discover that he has a brain tumor. They are devastated and they struggle through the difficult situation.

For all the personal drama, there isn't as much tension as one expects. It isn't melodramatic but there are a couple of incidences where the actors feel like overacting. The drama is never that dramatic but it is a great little slice of life. There is no medical breakthrough or large world implication. The couple isn't doing anything over the top. It's simply life poured onto the big screen.

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