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Declaration of War ()

La guerre est déclarée (original title)
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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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Juliette
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Roméo Benaïm
César Desseix ...
Adam Benaïm à 18 mois
Gabriel Elkaïm ...
Adam Benaïm à 8 ans
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Claudia Benaïm - la mère de Roméo
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Alex - la compagne de Claudia
Michèle Moretti ...
Geneviève - la mère de Juliette
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Philippe - le père de Juliette
Bastien Bouillon ...
Nikos
Béatrice de Staël ...
Le docteur Ghislaine Prat - la pédiatre
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Le docteur Fitoussi - la neuropédiatre
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Le professeur Sainte-Rose
Elisabeth Dion ...
Le docteur Kalifa de l'IGR
Pauline Gaillard ...
Un narrateur (voice)
Philippe Barassat ...
Un narrateur (voice)
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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)
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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 ...
Infirmière la Timone
Dorothée Sebbagh ...
Une interne de la Timone
Ahmed Zaoui ...
Le brancardier 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
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Hôtesse accueil Necker
Anne Berest ...
Sophie - une interne de 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 Carré ...
Banquier
Katia Lewkowicz ...
Jeanne
Lucien Pages ...
Pascal
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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

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Valérie Donzelli

Written by

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Valérie Donzelli ... ()
 
Jérémie Elkaïm ... ()

Produced by

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Serge Catoire ... executive producer
Xavier Giannoli ... associate producer
Edouard Weil ... producer

Cinematography by

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Sébastien Buchmann ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Pauline Gaillard

Editorial Department

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Mona-Lise Lanfant ... assistant editor
Sophie Lustière ... colorist
Julien Mazon ... trailer editor

Casting By

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Karen Hottois

Production Design by

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Gaëlle Usandivaras

Costume Design by

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Elisabeth Mehu

Makeup Department

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Valérie Donzelli ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Eugénie Deplus ... post-production supervisor
Diego Urgoiti ... production manager (as Diego Urgoity-Moinot) / production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marie Weinberger ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Thierry Pitel ... property master

Sound Department

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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

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Michel Reynaert ... visual effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lazare Pedron ... first assistant camera
Aurélien Py ... additional first camera assistant
Ahmed Zaoui ... key grip

Music Department

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Pascal Mayer ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Virginie Prin ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Tony Arnoux ... press attache
Véronique Hallot ... production administrator
Karen Hottois ... acting coach: children
Magalie Montet ... press attache
André-Paul Ricci ... press attache

Thanks

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Agathe Hassenforder ... thanks
Gilles Marchand ... thanks
Christian Sainte-Rose ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines A couple, Romeo and Juliet. A child, Adam. A fight, the disease. And above all, a great love story, theirs... See more »
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Also Known As
  • La guerre est déclarée (France)
  • Declaration of War (World-wide, English title)
  • Declaration of War (United States)
  • Declaration of War (United Kingdom)
  • Das Leben gehört uns (Germany)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Features Liquid Crystals (1978). See more »
Soundtracks Générique de l'émission Radioscopie 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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