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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Gaspard Manesse
Raphael Fejto
Francine Racette
Directors
Louis Malle
Screenwriters
Louis Malle
Running Time
96 minutes

Au Revoir Les Enfants
Wartime heartbreaker


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Au Revoir Les Enfants

Plot
Fontainbleau, 1944 and unpopular Catholic schoolboy Julien Quentin cautiously befriends the equally bookish Jean Bonnet. However, he slowly comes to suspect that the newcomer is not who he seems and his final realisation has tragic consequences.


Verdict
Louis Malle, possibly at his best here. The drama is subtle but affecting.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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