WIFF | FILMS

A BAG OF MARBLES (UN SAC DE BILLES)

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Director:

CHRISTIAN DUGUAY

Genre:

Drama

Country:

FRANCE, CANADA, CZECH REPUBLIC

Rated:

14A

Year:

2017

Language:

French

Runtime:

110 MINUTES

Description:

Following the fall of Paris to Nazi Germany during World War II, brothers Maurice and Joseph  are forced to leave their close-knit Jewish family behind for the free-zone along the French Riviera. With a list of strict instructions from their family, the two boys overcome extraordinary odds to be reunited with their parents and older brothers in Nice. However, their happiness is short lived when the Nazis occupy Nice and once again the boys must be separated from their family with the hopes of eventually being reunited after the war. The boys must use their street smarts to outwit the merciless Nazi officials and rely on the assistance of strangers, including a Catholic Priest, in order to survive.

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