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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 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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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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References The Jungle Book (1967) See more »

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Menuet de la 2e suite en si mineur, BMW 1067
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was very surprised
22 June 2012 | by criirsara2000See all my reviews

At the beginning, I didn't want to see this movie, even if I read it tried not to be just a sad movie about a couple and their poor kid suffering of cancer. The movie is sad, even if end in a fairly good way, but it's bearable. But it also shows that life in this circumstances should also be positive or least one has to make an effort to make the story positive.

Said this, this movie moved me almost to tears, imagining the poor kid, even if the movie never shows his suffering.

And it's a movie that shows normal people, with a normal life, facing a tragedy. It could also be a movie that shows again we never have to give up and loose hope, but well, that's a true statement.


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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

Gross USA:

$59,100

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,691,610
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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