Au revoir les enfants

Au revoir les enfants (Motion picture)

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Summary

  • Tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss between two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true comaraderie, until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Louis Malle's own childhood, the film is an observed tale of courage, cowardice and tragic awakening.

Notes

  • Videodisc release of the 1987 motion picture.
  • "New, restored high-definition digital transfer"--Container.
  • Guide includes an essay by film critic Philip Kemp ("Childhood's end"), and an essay by historian Francis J. Murphy ("Père Jacques and the petit-collège d'avon").
  • Also issued as part of the set: 3 films by Louis Malle.
  • DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen format (1.66:1) enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs; Dolby digital mono.
  • In French with optional English subtitles.

Contents

  • Last day of vacation -- New faces -- Joseph -- Teacher's pet -- Confession -- At the bathhouse -- Close call -- Kipplestein -- Treasure hunt -- Parents' day -- At the restaurant -- Movie night -- Punishment -- Boogie-woogie -- Acts of betrayal -- Good-bye -- Color bars
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