In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.

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Christian Duguay

Writers:

Jonathan Allouche (original screenplay), Christian Duguay (adaptation) | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorian Le Clech Dorian Le Clech ... Joseph Joffo
Batyste Fleurial Batyste Fleurial ... Maurice Joffo (as Batyste Fleurial Palmieri)
Patrick Bruel ... Roman Joffo
Elsa Zylberstein ... Anna Joffo
Bernard Campan ... Amboise Mancelier
Kev Adams ... Ferdinand
Christian Clavier ... Docteur Rosen
César Domboy ... Henri Joffo
Ilian Bergala Ilian Bergala ... Albert Joffo
Emile Berling Emile Berling ... Raoul Mancelier
Jocelyne Desverchère Jocelyne Desverchère ... Marcelle Mancelier
Coline Leclère Coline Leclère ... Françoise
Éric Bougnon Éric Bougnon ... Subinagué (as Eric Bougnon)
Joël Dupuch Joël Dupuch ... Julien, le boulanger
Holger Daemgen ... Alois Brunner
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In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.

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A sequence show a truck carrying a SS detail as their uniforms indicate it, the truck has clearly visible a license plate referring to Wehrmacht WH. It should have a plate indicating SS. See more »

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Referenced in ACS France (2018) See more »

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a movie that needed to be made and needs to be seen
20 January 2017 | by gcarpiceci-73268See all my reviews

It is difficult to find the words to review a movie - and even more assign a rating - on a subject like the holocaust, drawing a line between an objective review of the filmic qualities of the movie and the emotional impact of its context. Nevertheless, I found it beautiful, delicate, moving, excruciating - even more so knowing it comes from a true story. The performance of the key actors is impeccable, always perfectly measured even in the most dramatic moments; the narrative tension is maintained high throughout the whole movie between the brutal reality of the events and the poetry of such reality seen through the eyes of a little, brave kid. Personally, I place Un Sac de Billes next to Schindler's List and La Vita é Bella; a movie that needed to be made and needs to be seen.


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Official Sites:

Gaumont [France]

Language:

French | German | Yiddish | Russian

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bag of Marbles See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,420, 25 March 2018

Gross USA:

$411,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,898,998
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2.35 : 1
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