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This intensely personal film from Louis Malle (The Lovers, My Dinner with André) tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children) is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.
I am big into French film and this certainly delivered.Published 3 months ago by Engage. Provoke. Inspire
This French WWII film confines Nazis and freedom fighters to the background in deference to a segment of the population that is typically relegated to one-dimensional supporting... Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. A. Conrad
This is an absolutely brilliant film. I used to have the dvd, but I loaned it to someone and never got it back. I will definitely buy the Criterion Collection version. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Easy Goer
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS, (1987). An unusual, but welcome, French classic in full color, this 104 minute film, a biography/drama/World War II/holocaust picture was written and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stephanie De Pue