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Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
"Au revoir les enfants" (original title)

 -  Biography | Drama | War  -  December 1987 (USA)
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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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Gaspard Manesse ...
Raphael Fejtö ...
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François Quentin (as Stanislas Carré De Malberg)
Philippe Morier-Genoud ...
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François Négret ...
Peter Fitz ...
Muller
Pascal Rivet ...
Boulanger
Benoît Henriet ...
Ciron
Richard Leboeuf ...
Sagard
Xavier Legrand ...
Babinot
Arnaud Henriet ...
Negus
Jean-Sébastien Chauvin ...
Laviron
Luc Etienne ...
Moreau (as Luc Étienne)
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In 1944, upper class boy Julien Quentin and his brother François travel to Catholic boarding school in the countryside after vacations. Julien is a leader and good student and when the new student Jean Bonnet arrives in the school, they have friction in their relationship. However, Julien learns to respect Jean and discovers that he is Jewish and the priests are hiding him from the Nazis. They become best friends and Julien keeps the secret. When the priest Jean discovers that the servant Joseph is stealing supplies from the school to sell in the black market, he fires the youth. Sooner the Gestapo arrives at school to investigate the students and the priests that run and work in the boarding school. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$4,542,825 (USA)
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Based on an incident from Louis Malle's own youth. See more »

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When in the woods and running from his 'captors,' Julien hides in the rocks. During this sequence, his hair changes between shots. See more »

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Père Jean: Everyone has dark thoughts.
Julien Quentin: Even you?
Père Jean: Even me.
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It's a beautiful movie...
16 August 2004 | by (Marília - SP - Brasil) – See all my reviews

This movie is perfect!! I watched it when I was 11 years old, and now, I see this Malle film as the best work that he could be done for the world. Thanks Mr. Malle. I hope that you met with Kipperlstain in Heaven. ;-) The friendship in the "Au revoir les enfants" was treated with many sensibility, following all steps of human nature. Julien and bonnet do not became friends at the beginning, but their interests one by the other move tears. This aspect will become the movie more beautiful. Enjoy this movie. I had it as my preferred.


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