Les Jeux Interdits (Forbidden Games)

Forbidden Games
  • 1952
  • France
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Réné Clement
  • Cast: Brigitte Fossey, Georges Poujouly, Amedee.

It is 1940, and as refugees flee from the Nazis, an orphaned young girl and the small son of the peasant family who take her in build a cemetery for animals together. Direct and moving exploration of the effects of war on children, which benefits immeasurably from completely natural performances from the two children.

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Forbidden Games

13 Dec 20124 stars

DVD release of Rene Clement's beautiful but melancholy film sheds light on the director's career

Despite picking up an Oscar (Best Foreign Language Film), a BAFTA and the Golden Lion in Venice on release in 1952, Forbidden Games has slipped off the radar. It’s unsurprising in some ways as it’s a beautiful but melancholy film. Fleeing war torn Paris…

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