A Bag Of Marbles (Un Sac de Billes)

110 Min • NR


Lark Theater Sat, May 19, 2018 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Sun, May 20, 2018 10:30 AM
Lark Theater Mon, May 21, 2018 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Thu, May 24, 2018 1:30 PM
Lark Theater Sun, May 27, 2018 10:30 AM
Lark Theater Mon, May 28, 2018 8:50 PM
Lark Theater Tue, May 29, 2018 2:50 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2017
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Christian Duguay
Cast:Dorian Le Clech
Batyste Fleurial
Patrick Bruel
Elsa Zylberstein


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. Paris, 1941: Joseph and Maurice are the sons of Roman, the local barber. At 10 and 12, the boys have so little understanding of the persecution of Jews that Joseph thinks nothing of swapping his yellow star for a bag of marbles. Despite their naiveté, Roman knows that their best chance to escape the Nazi roundup is to flee on their own to Vichy France, where their older brothers Albert and Henri have found safe haven. 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. More than anything, it's their brotherly bond that gets them through their ordeals.

"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." - RogerEbert.com

"The writing and its attendant characterizations have an undeniable integrity, the particular historical detail offered by the story is not common in films about this era, and the lead performers are moving." - New York Times