Surgeon Carlo Spagnolli returns to Uganda to visit the places where his career started, hospitals founded and still continued by courageous men and women, in a country which suffered ... See full summary »
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.
A girl of perhaps five or six is orphaned in an air raid while fleeing a French city with her parents early in World War II. She is befriended by a pre-adolescent peasant boy after she wandered away from the other refugees, and is taken in for a few weeks by his family. The children become fast friends, and the film follows their attempt to assimilate the deaths they both face, and the religious rituals surrounding those deaths, through the construction of a cemetery for all sorts of animals. Child-like and adult activity are frequently at cross-purposes, however. Written by
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The poor parents are killed by a Focke-Wulf 190. This kind of plane didn't exist at the moment of the "battle of France" in May and June 1940. See more »
There are two alternate opening credits:The main credit starts with a story book and a female hand opens the book to reveal the credits. The alternate still has the same book but this time we are introduced to the two main characters who are sitting by a lake. In this version, Michel's hand is turning the page and in between the scenes he tells Paulette that he's going to tell a story. See more »
The first thing to bear in mind is that "Jeux interdits" was first a
short ,part of a film made up of sketches -two others were to be
made.For financial reasons,they were eventually jettisoned ,and "jeux
interdits" had to be fleshed out to the proportions of a feature-length
film.So additional scenes were shot more than one year after the first
ones...and of course the children had grown up! Clement and his team
had to make wonders to hide that.And they outdid themselves so
brilliantly that nobody saw their "effects".
Now for the ending:Clement wanted a prologue and an epilogue:Fossey and
Poujouly would read a book which told the tale of two children
(Paulette and Michel).Those short sequences were eventually
withdrawn,which explains this unexpected ending which still baffles the
As for the movie,needless to say it's one of the most important works
of the French cinema.Some users did comment it so well I won't add
anything except for Brigitte Fossey's performance,which will remain the
most powerful one for such a young child.It was not surprising that
Fossey enjoyed a brilliant career when she grew up...even if she never
found a part so striking afterward.
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