La Guerre est déclarée (Declaration of War)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. A true and tragic love story about a couple that faces one of life's worst nightmares. Jérémie Elkaïm and Valérie Donzelli write the shocking and heartbreaking tribulation of their lives as new parents, and turn it into a script that Donzelli directs and brings to fruition. 

The choice to play themselves adds a layer of revelation and storytelling that is so honest and raw, you feel that you know them by the time the credits roll. You will have indeed been with them as they relive this ordeal, and will feel almost changed because of it.  

Along a playful and eclectic soundtrack that accompanies beautiful closeups and cuts, the film isn't necessarily impactful because of the subject matter. What stays with you is the overwhelming sense of strength and positivity that the couple decides to accomplish together. 

This might just be the most moving piece in all of Netflix land. But don't be discouraged. I guarantee that it will not put a damper on your weekend, but will invigorate it!

Nicole Eicholtz

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