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Declaration of War

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3.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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The French New Wave meets the modern medical establishment in this unconventional melodrama. In short order, a couple falls in love and has a child. Juliette (writer-director Valérie Donzelli) and Roméo (cowriter Jérémie Elkaïm, the baby's father) believe something is wrong with their 18-month-old son, but everyone insists that infants cry all the time. Their instincts tell them otherwise, so they find a pediatrician (Béatrice De Staël) who listens to their concerns. At first, she's skeptical, too, but Adam's equilibrium issues lead her to recommend a neurologist, who delivers the bad news: he has a brain tumor. Fortunately, it's operable, but the situation devolves further when they find out that he'll need years of chemotherapy, which can buy a few years, but may not save his life. With every improvement, they celebrate; with every setback, they mourn (cigarettes feature prominently). If money is in short supply and if they have to put their careers on hold, friends and family are always there when they need them (Brigitte Sy and Elina Löwensohn play Roméo's parents). In drawing from their real-life experience, Donzelli's second feature starts out on a light note until fate darkens the picture, though despair never hijacks the proceedings since characters break into song or dance whenever things get too intense. It's a risky premise for a film, but Donzelli and Elkaïm have an effortless charm that pulls you into their ordeal. Not to give too much away, but the ending is happier than their Shakespeare-inspired names might indicate. --Kathleen C. Fennessy


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  • Actors: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Studio: Sundance
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B006IW8D12
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #794,892 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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