Declaration of War Poster

Release Date: January 27th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
The idyllic life of a French couple (Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm) shatters when they learn that their young son has a brain tumor.

Cast: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm, Brigitte Sy, Elina Löwensohn, Michèle Moretti, Philippe Laudenbach, Anne Le Ny, César Desseix

Director: Valérie Donzelli

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Cofinova 6, Wild Bunch, Cofinova 7, Rectangle Productions, Canal+, Uni Étoile 8, Arte, Région Ile-de-France, Ciné+

Keywords: Emotional, Son, 2000s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Valérie Donzelli's Declaration of War deals with issues that may scare audiences away. Don't let it. show more

  • Though it's certainly moving, it suffers from a frantically overproduced desperation to hold what the filmmakers seem to fear will be our wavering attention. show more

  • Between the Truffautish voice-overs and Jacques Demy-style musical interludes, it's a wonder anyone in this sort-of drama, sort-of comedy ever gets any rest. show more

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