Malvern French Film Centre: Un Sac de Billes
A beautiful film not yet on UK release
Un Sac de Billes
Director: Christian Duguay
The setting is occupied France in World War II. A Jewish family knows if they stay in Paris, they’ll be captured and sent to a concentration camp. Their plan is therefore to escape to Vichy where, though under German control, most of the occupying soldiers are Italian. When Italy signs an armistice with the allies, German soldiers move in and Vichy is no longer the relatively safe haven it had been. The story involves the two brothers as they painfully attempt to make their way to Vichy, and then try to survive the occupation and reunite with their parents.