Declaration of War (2011)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama


Declaration of War (2011) Poster

When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, young parents Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival.


7/10
4,760

Videos


Photos

  • Jérémie Elkaïm and Valérie Donzelli in Declaration of War (2011)
  • Jérémie Elkaïm and Valérie Donzelli in Declaration of War (2011)
  • Jérémie Elkaïm and Valérie Donzelli in Declaration of War (2011)
  • Jérémie Elkaïm and Valérie Donzelli in Declaration of War (2011)
  • Jérémie Elkaïm and Valérie Donzelli in Declaration of War (2011)
  • Declaration of War (2011)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Valérie Donzelli

Writers:

Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


7 May 2012 | webmaster-3017
8
| HK Neo Reviews: [36HKIFF] Declaration of War / La guerre est déclaré (2011) – France
@ 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival

By being the opening film of the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Declaration of War is a film that touches the audience hearts, but more importantly it talks about real humans, real events, real emotions and real surroundings. For that alone director and main actress deserves a simple round of applause. It is not easy to go through a traumatic experience and come out strongly by telling her life story through films. This film works because the director never stray away from its core issue of a couple dealing with their child having a brain trauma and all the other issues that goes along with it – losing money, jobs, lifestyle, relationships and ultimately themselves. It should be complimented that the film yet is about to play with a sense of humor along the way.

Valerie Donzelli not only carries the film as the mother and wife, but directs a film that is so personal to her. It was my honour to meet such a strong lady at the festival. In the scene where she ran and ran in the hospital corridors until she collapses is a perfect example of originality in her camera work and her ability to depicts and communicate a difficult moment. Likewise her former partner Jeremie Elkaim excels in a role that compliments Valerie and two display amazing chemistry that cannot just be manufactured.

All in all, Declaration of War is very much a personal film, about how a child's illness can affect almost everything in his parents life. Dealing with difficult times like these is never easy and often the wear and tear will stop any couple from living their lives. Points should be given to Valerie for being able to so convincing portray these emotions. Although the film seems raw at times, War is very much a perfect example of how an extremely personal film can still affect the audience. While the film may never be a masterpiece, Valerie have certainly created and shared something special…

Neo rates 8.5/10

  • www.thehkneo.com

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews


Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See the trailers we loved this week, including horror thriller The Hunt and the new season of "Succession."

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com