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Au revoir les enfants

Au revoir les enfants
  • 1987
  • France
  • 100 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Louis Malle
  • Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphaël Fejtö, Philippe Morier-Genoud
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 30 January 2015

In a French Catholic boarding school during WW II, schoolboy Julien (Manesse) befriends Jean (Fejtö), who is actually Jewish and being protected by the school's headmaster. An autobiographical account of Malle's own school years, it's suitably moving yet discreet and haunting.

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Au Revoir les Enfants

26 Jan 20154 stars

Louis Malle's minor classic returns to cinemas to haunt a new generation

After making a few films in the States in the late 70s and 80s (including My Dinner with Andre and Atlantic City), Louis Malle returned to his native France to direct this 1987 tale of two Catholic schoolboys living in a French boarding school during…

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