Un sac de billes (1975 film)

Un sac de billes is a 1975 French film based on the 1973 autobiographical novel Un sac de billes by Joseph Joffo.[1] Doillon made use of mainly non-professional actors, as also in his next film with children, La Drôlesse (1979).

Un sac de billes
Film poster
Directed byJacques Doillon
Written byJacques Doillon, Denis Ferraris, after the novel
Music byPhilippe Sarde
CinematographyYves Lafaye
Edited byNoëlle Boisson
AMLF, Les Films Christian Fechner, Renn Productions
Release date
10 December 1975
Running time
105 minutes
LanguageFrench language

Among the non-professional actors, the father - who is captured and sent to Auschwitz - is played by Jo Goldenberg, owner of the famous deli at 7, Rue des Rosiers in Paris's Jewish district, which 7 years after the film was the site of Goldenberg restaurant attack.


  • Richard Constantini : young Joseph
  • Paul-Eric Shulmann : young Maurice
  • Joseph Goldenberg : their father
  • Reine Bartève : their mother
  • Hubert Drac : Henri
  • Gilles Laurent : Albert
  • Michel Robin : Mancelier
  • Dominique Ducros : Françoise
  • Stephan Meldegg : sous-officier salon de coiffure
  • Axel Ganz : officier salon de coiffure
  • Pierre Forget : the teacher
  • Marc Eyraud : priest on train
  • Hélène Calzarelli : young girl on train
  • Yves Wecker : Raymond, le passeur
  • Bernadette Le Saché : la réfugiée
  • Antonino Faa Di Bruno : le vieux beau
  • Antoine Neri : l'Italien de la bargue
  • Max Vialle : le concierge
  • Dominique Besnehard : le moniteur
  • Alain Peysson : Ferdinand
  • Hans Verner : l'officier allemand
  • Dieter Schidor


  1. Annette Insdorf Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust 0521016304 2003 - Page 370 "A Bag of Marbles ( Un sac de billes, 1975), on the other hand, is the story of two Jewish children who must move from Paris to southern France. Directed by Jacques Doillon, it is really the story of Joseph (Richard Constantini), tracing his development from incapacitating fear to first love and courageous action."
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