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A Bag of marbles / une production Quad et Main Journey ; en coproduction avec Gaumont, Forecast Pictures, Films IDL, La Compagnie Cinematographique, Panache Productions, Proximus, Okko Production ; en coproduction avec TF1 Films Production ; produit par Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun ; un scénario original de Alexandra Geismar et Jonathan Allouche ; scénario, adaptation, dialogues de Benoît Guichard et Christian Duguay ; avec la collaboration de Laurent Zeitoun ; un film de Christian Duguay.

Duguay, Christian, (director,, screenwriter.). Allouche, Jonathan, (screenwriter.). Geismar, Alexandra, (screenwriter.). Guichard, Benoit, (screenwriter.). Duval Adassovsky, Nicolas, (film producer.). Zenou, Yann, (film producer.). Zeitoun, Laurent, (film producer,, screenwriter.). Le Clech, Dorian, (actor.). Fleurial Palmieri, Batyste, (actor.). Bruel, Patrick, (actor.). Joffo, Joseph. Sac de billes. English. (Added Author). Joffo, Joseph. Motion picture adaptation of: Sac de billes. English. (Added Author). Gaumont (Firm), (presenter,, production company.). Quad Productions, (production company.). Main Journey (Firm), (production company.). Umbrella Entertainment (Firm), (distributor.). Criterion-on-Demand (Firm), (distributor.). Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial Palmieri, Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein, Bernard Campan. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: streaming video file (110 min.) : sound, color
  • Distributor: Vaughan, ON : Criterion-on-Demand, [2017]

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General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Based on an autobiographical novel A bag of marbles by Joseph Joffo.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access restricted to subscribers.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director Christian Duguay ; producers Laurent Zeitoun and 4 others ; screenplay by Christian Duguay and 4 others ; director of photography, Christophe Graillot ; editing, Olivier Gajan ; original music, Armand Amar.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial Palmieri, Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein, Bernard Campan.
Summary, etc.:
Set during the turmoil and despair of World War II, A Bag of Marbles (also known as Un Sac De Billes) tells the remarkable true tale of two young French Jewish boys, aged 10 and 13, as they attempt the perilous journey to the southern Free Zone, to find relief and freedom from the impending Nazi occupation. With the aid of a helpful priest, the boys are driven to step out of the shadow of evil and use their wits and charm to remain one step ahead of their persecutors, in order to survive. Based on Joseph Joffo's memoir and directed by award-winning filmmaker Christian Duguay, A bag of marbles is a moving story of brotherly love, tenacity and youthful resilience.
Target Audience Note:
Censorship classification : M.
System Details Note:
Content available as downloadable file or streaming video.
Source of Description Note:
Title from distributor's web site (viewed Nov. 15th, 2018)
Subject: Joffo, Joseph > Drama.
Joffo, Maurice > Drama.
Jewish children in the Holocaust > France > Biography > Drama.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > France > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Drama.
Brothers > Drama.
Feature films > France.
Motion pictures, French.
France > Biography > Drama.
Genre: Streaming videos.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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