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Au revoir les enfants 1987

  • Louis Malle
  • October 7, 1987
  • 104 mins
  • French
  • Drama, War
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.


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It was an interesting change of pace for me to see a movie portraying how the French youth was affected by WWII. The occupation seems to be in the early stages, as almost all the boys, being Catholic, are not very troubled by the presence of the militia seeking out Jews, except Quentin, who is the one to keep Jean's secret. It's a story about the end of innocence and both actors and director where able to bring out some great performances.

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