Joseph and Maurice are the sons of Roman, the local barber. At ages 10 and 12, the boys have so little understanding of the persecution of Jews that Joseph thinks nothing of swapping his yellow star for a bag of marbles. Despite their naiveté, Roman knows that their best chance to escape the Nazi roundup is to flee on their own to Vichy, France, where their older brothers Albert and Henri have found safe haven. Always one false move from tragedy, the boys survive on courage, ingenuity, and cunning as they make their way through France, hoping to reunite with their family. This film is a narrative film based on a true story and is in French, with subtitles.
Audience Award-Best Narrative – Boston, Miami, and San Diego Jewish Film Festivals
“…one of the best movies told about the Holocaust from a child’s point of view in a long time.” –Hannah Brown, Jerusalem Post