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NY Times: Declaration of War Review

NY Times: “Declaration of War” is a manic sprint whose style and momentum recall French New Wave films like “Jules and Jim” revved up to double-time. On paper, the story of Juliette (Valérie Donzelli) and Roméo (Jérémie Elkaïm), bohemian Parisians whose 18-month-old son develops a brain tumor, may sound depressing. But the emergency channels their energy into an exhilarating race against time. A crucial insight of the movie, directed by Ms. Donzelli, is that a crisis can infuse daily life with a surreal, zany urgency.

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