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Year: 2011
Original Title: La guerre est déclarée
Length: 100 minutes
Genre: Drama
Studios: Canal+, Arte

Release Dates

United States: January 27 2012


Ranking: 8,580 out of 16,369 movies (up 3437)


8.4 by 11 users


As if their names had marked their own destiny, Roméo and Juliette meet at a bar and hopelessly in love. With a rosy life and where their love is the most important, they will soon move in together and soon have their first son, Adam. Their lives full of love and joy darken when they discover that their son Adam is a serious disease with only two years old. Roméo and Juliette decide to declare war on the disease and use the despair, anger and above all the longing of joy to overcome the misery of his son. In a tone of humor, Valérie Donzelli attempt to show a seriously dramatic situation from a different perspective and through various human moods that exist and the demystification of the disease, without neglecting the hardness that go through it.


Cast Declaration of War


Trivia Declaration of War

The film takes its inspiration from what actually happened to Valérie Donzelli and Jérémie Elkaïm, whose child fell seriously ill. The hospital scenes are played both by professional players and real-life hospital staff. France's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.