La guerre est déclarée

La guerre est déclarée poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $46,225Details
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The opening night film at this year's Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival, this moving film follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront the ordeal together as a form of warfare. Donzelli infuses the story with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music and heartbreaking performances that results in a film about a contemporary couple who surprises even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life of their child but for each other. The result is a film will bring tears to your eyes but will dazzle you with its contagious vitality for life. DECLARATION OF WAR draws on the real life experiences of Donzelli and costar/ co-writer Elkaïm and what they went through when their own son fell ill.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
86% - Certified Fresh
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 27th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films, released as Declaration of War
Running Time: 100 minutes
Keywords: Medical and Hospitals, Doctors, Performing Arts, Inspired by a True Story, Voiceover/Narration, Directing Yourself, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Terminal Illness
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction


Jeremie Elkaim    Romeo
Cesar Desseix    Adam 18 Months
Gabriel Elkaim    Adam 8 Years
Brigitte Sy    Claudia
Elina Lowensohn    Alex
Michele Moretti    Genevieve
Philippe Laudenbach    Philippe
Bastien Bouillon    Nikos
Beatrice de Stael    Dr. Prat
Anne de Stael    Dr. Fitoussi
Frederic Pierrot    Professor Sainte-Rose
Elisabeth Dion    Dr. Kalifa IG R

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Edouard Weil
Screenwriter    Valérie Donzelli
Screenwriter    Jeremie Elkaim
DP    Sebastien Buckmann
Editor    Pauline Gaillard
Sound Designer    Andre Rigaut
Sound Editor    Sebastien Savin
Dialogue Editor    Ludovic Escallier
Mix    Laurent Gabiot
1st Assistant Director    Marie Weinberger
Wardrobe    Elisabeth Mehu
Make-up and Hair Designer    Valérie Donzelli
Sets    Gaelle Usandivaras
Casting and Child Coach    Karen Hottois
Line Producer    Serge Catoire
Production Manager & Studio Manager    Diego Urgoiti-Moinot

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/27 59 $12,791   6 $2,132   $12,791 3
2012/02/03 66 $5,986 -53% 4 $1,497   $25,692 10
2012/02/17 77 $4,727   7 $675   $34,181 24
2012/02/24 80 $4,008 -15% 11 $364   $41,092 31
2012/03/09 94 $2,550   8 $319   $46,225 45

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