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The Two of Us (1967)

Le vieil homme et l'enfant (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 February 1968 (USA)
Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country. Pepe, the husband, is a Petain supporter... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Pépé
Roger Carel ...
Victor
Paul Préboist ...
Maxime
Luce Fabiole ...
Mémé
Aline Bertrand ...
Raymonde
Sylvine Delannoy ...
Suzanne
Zorica Lozic ...
Madame Langmann
Jacqueline Rouillard ...
L'institutrice
Marco Perrin ...
Le curé
Denise Péron ...
(as Denise Peron)
Elisabeth Rey ...
La petite Dinou (as La petite Elisabeth Rey)
Didier Perret ...
Le petit frère de Dinou (as Le petit Didier Perret)
Kinou ...
Le chien (as Le chien Kinou)
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Claude Langmann
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Monsieur Langmann
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Storyline

Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country. Pepe, the husband, is a Petain supporter and a anti-Semite, but he does not know about Claude's religion. The film is the story of their growing mutual affection. Written by Yepok

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Comedy | Drama

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19 February 1968 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,400 (USA) (27 May 2005)

Gross:

$50,710 (USA) (9 September 2005)
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1.66 : 1
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Director Claude Berri was born to Eastern European Jewish immigrant parents, on July 1, 1934, making him the same age as Claude, the boy in the film. Like the boy in the film, Claude Berri was sent away during the occupation of Paris to live with a non-Jewish family. His birth name was Claude Berel Langmann, but he changed it to be more "French." See more »

Connections

Featured in Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004) See more »

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Vive le pinard
Lyrics by Louis Bousquet
Music by Georges Picquet
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A young child uses logic to challenge the prejudices of an old man
6 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie shows the power of the media in shaping the minds of simple folk, filling them with irrational prejudices. This shaping is what leads to the rise of totalitarian governments and to Islamic fascism. The best way to fight this, is to have the chance to live with and directly influence, by subtly challenging these prejudices with reason and logic. But the logician, in this case was a nine year old boy who lives in the country with an elderly couple as a way of surviving the final years of Nazi occupied France. The movie is very touching and meaningful. Filmed in black and white, which gives the movies a war time feel. The on-screen relationship between the old man and the young boy, which helps each to grow, is what good story telling is all about.


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