A Bag of Marbles
CAST: Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial, Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein DIRECTOR: Christian Duguay TUESDAY FILM SERIES
This heartwarming adaptation of Joseph Joffo's enduring memoir tells the story of the Nazi occupation through the eyes of two young Jewish boys struggling to survive on their own. Always one false move from tragedy, these tenacious urchins survive on courage, ingenuity and more than a bit of cunning as they make their precarious way through France hoping to reunite with their family.
The great value of Christian Duguay's film is the degree to which it makes such a barbaric and bewildering chapter in human history comprehensible for young audiences.Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com
First-rate example of making difficult history relateable to younger generation...Lovely, clever boys' war story movingly imparts history about the Holocaust and family.Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com