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A Bag of Marbles (1975)

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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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Jacques Doillon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Constantini Richard Constantini ... Joseph
Paul-Eric Shulmann Paul-Eric Shulmann ... Maurice
Joseph Goldenberg Joseph Goldenberg ... Le Père
Reine Bartève Reine Bartève ... La Mère
Hubert Drac Hubert Drac ... Henri
Gilles Laurent Gilles Laurent ... Albert
Michel Robin ... Mantelier
Dominique Ducros Dominique Ducros ... Françoise
Stephan Meldegg Stephan Meldegg ... S / off. salon de coiffure
Axel Ganz Axel Ganz ... Officier salon de coiffure
Pierre Forget Pierre Forget ... L'instituteur
Marc Eyraud Marc Eyraud ... Le curé du train
Hélène Calzarelli Hélène Calzarelli ... La jeune fille du train
Yves Wecker Yves Wecker ... Raymond, le passeur
Bernadette Le Saché 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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 December 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bag of Marbles See more »

Filming Locations:

Gare, Senlis, Oise, France See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Why don't people read any more?
11 December 2006 | by DerSongsurferSee all my reviews

It was in school that I read Joseph Joffo's autobiographical novel for the first time and really loved it although I have never been very familiar with literature about WWII. A reason why I liked the book, though might be, that it was more about the experiences of the little boy Joseph than the political aspect of the topic.

When I then watched the film this novel has been made into, I really asked myself why authors allow some stupid filmmakers to destroy the work they have created. Most of the scenes I found to be very important and moving in the book were transformed or left out in the film.

Although I love films enormously I have to say that there is scarcely any adaption of a book I personally liked. If somebody does not know whether to spent his money on the DVD or the novel, go and buy the novel. No film can ever be as magical and great as a magical and great book, at least that is the way it has been until today.


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