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Declaration of War (2011)

La guerre est déclarée (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 31 August 2011 (France)
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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.

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Valérie Donzelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valérie Donzelli ... Juliette
Jérémie Elkaïm ... Roméo Benaïm
César Desseix César Desseix ... Adam Benaïm à 18 mois
Gabriel Elkaïm Gabriel Elkaïm ... Adam Benaïm à 8 ans
Brigitte Sy ... Claudia Benaïm - la mère de Roméo
Elina Löwensohn ... Alex - la compagne de Claudia
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Geneviève - la mère de Juliette
Philippe Laudenbach ... Philippe - le père de Juliette
Bastien Bouillon Bastien Bouillon ... Nikos
Béatrice de Staël Béatrice de Staël ... Le docteur Ghislaine Prat - la pédiatre
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Le docteur Fitoussi - la neuropédiatre
Frédéric Pierrot ... Le professeur Sainte-Rose
Elisabeth Dion Elisabeth Dion ... Le docteur Kalifa de l'IGR
Pauline Gaillard Pauline Gaillard ... Un narrateur (voice)
Philippe Barassat Philippe Barassat ... Un narrateur (voice)
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Storyline

Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents try hard to persuade themselves that everything is okay but, with the passing of time, they cannot delude themselves anymore : their son has a problem. Their fears are unfortunately confirmed : Adam suffers from a malignant brain tumor. From now on, war is declared. A war against illness. A war against Death. A war against despair. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 August 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Declaración de guerra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,791, 29 January 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$46,225, 11 March 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes its inspiration from what actually happened to Valérie Donzelli and Jérémie Elkaïm, whose child fell seriously ill. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits start with: "Pour Gabriel" (For Gabriel) and "Pour les médicins, les infirmières et l'hôpital public" (For the doctors, the nurses and the public hospital). See more »

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Features Liquid Crystals (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

La vie parisienne
Composed by Jacques Offenbach
(1866)
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It was more than I expected, so far
26 January 2013 | by juansaabvanegasSee all my reviews

I thing that the best way to describe this film is "a real and credible story so well narrated". The acting was marvelous and the music memorable.

So delightful to see, and again, very credible. It takes the subject of that sickness on a very mature an natural way so this it's not the kind of Hollywood movie where you feel sad, but you can't feel close to the characters.

If you compare it with My Sister's Keeper, another movie on a similar subject, you will note that Declaration of War seems more realistic and dramatic. It also remember us that life is not made but superheroes, We are real people, full of a fears and insecurities.

Very recommended!


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