A moving adaptation of Joseph Joffo’s bestselling autobiographical novel, A Bag of Marbles recounts an incredible true story of strength and resilience.
Paris, 1941: Joseph and Maurice are the sons of Roman, the local barber. At ages 10 and 12, they have so little understanding of the persecution of Jews that after the Nazis invade, Joseph thinks nothing of swapping his yellow star for a bag of marbles. His parents, however, realize that escape may be their only chance of survival, so they send the boys on their own into the “free zone” of Vichy France. Traveling on foot across dangerous territory, and always one false move from tragedy, they’re forced to use all their ingenuity, courage and their brotherly bond to reach safety and reunite with their family.
A Bag of Marbles arrives on DVD and Digital on March 14, 2023.