Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #11 Au Revoir Les Enfants

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Movie #11 Au Revoir Les Enfants

(1987, France, d. Louis Malle)

I didn’t have the time to finish this film yesterday but I did today. Anyways, this film starts out very slow and almost gets you wondering when the plot is going to kick in. It’s set in France in WWII at a private school where a Catholic boy and Jewish boy slowly become friends. Given the time period, for the first half-hour I was just waiting for the plot to thicken. But it’s only when you accept that the plot itself is the friendship does the movie really open up. It’s a real heartbreaking story about the beautiful naivete of children.

  1. […] and to be honest, I liked this picture considerably more than Louis Malle’s final one, Au Revoir Les Enfants. I am now only 8 films a behind in my MAD Challenge. Here’s to reducing that […]

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