A Bag Of Marbles

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"Home Is Where Family Is"
  • NR
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 7.3  (6,330)
  • 55

A Bag of Marbles is a 2017 French film directed by Christian Duguay, which tells the story of two Jewish brothers living in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. The film is based on the real-life memoirs of Joseph Joffo, who, along with his brother Maurice, were forced to flee their home in Paris and embark on a perilous journey to cross the country to reach the safety of the free zone.

Joseph and Maurice are the sons of a barber of Jewish descent who raise their family in Paris in the 1940s. As the Nazi occupation of France intensifies, the Jewish community is subjected to increasing persecution and Joseph and Maurice's parents make the difficult decision to send their children away in the hope of keeping them safe.

The brothers set out on their journey with nothing but a small bag of marbles, which they use to barter for food and shelter along the way. The film follows their epic journey, which sees the brothers encounter a range of characters along the way, some of whom are kind and compassionate, while others are cruel and heartless.

As the journey progresses, Joseph and Maurice begin to understand more about the world around them, and the harsh realities of life in wartime. They are forced to rely on each other more than ever before as they face obstacles and challenges that threaten to tear them apart.

The film is a powerful exploration of the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity, and the bonds of family that can help us to face even the toughest of trials. It is a poignant reminder of the horrors of war and the resilience that can be found in even the most vulnerable members of society.

The performances of the two young leads, Dorian Le Clech and Batyste Fleurial, are outstanding, capturing the innocence and determination of their characters with great conviction. The supporting cast, which includes Patrick Bruel as a sympathetic priest who helps the brothers along their journey, add depth and humanity to the story.

The cinematography is beautiful, capturing the stunning French countryside and the desolation and devastation of the war-torn landscape. The score is also superb, evoking the emotions of each scene and enhancing the film's emotional impact.

Overall, A Bag of Marbles is a deeply moving and powerful film that explores themes of family, brotherhood, and the strength of the human spirit. It is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the Holocaust or the impact of war on society.

A Bag Of Marbles is a 2018 war movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 55.

A Bag Of Marbles
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    1 hr 50 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (6,330)
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