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Le vieil homme et l'enfant
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19 February 1968 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michel Simon ... 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)
Alain Cohen ... Claude Langmann

Charles Denner ... Monsieur Langmann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yves Boussus ... L'homme dans le magasin de jouets (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Berri 
Writing credits
Claude Berri  screenplay and dialogue and
Gérard Brach  adaptation &
Claude Berri  adaptation and
Michel Rivelin  adaptation

Produced by
Paul Cadéac .... executive producer
André Hunebelle .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
Cinematography by
Jean Penzer 
Film Editing by
Denise Charvein 
Sophie Coussein 
Production Design by
Georges Lévy  (as Georges Levy)
Maurice Petri 
Set Decoration by
Louis Seuret 
Albert Volper 
Costume Design by
Jacques Cottin 
Production Management
Jean Darvey .... production manager
Noel Mouton .... unit manager (as Noële Mouton)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Confortès .... assistant director
Philippe Garrel .... assistant director
Pierre Grunstein .... assistant director
Jérôme Kanapa .... assistant director
Art Department
Yves Decaix .... props
Saul Bass .... poster designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jacques Bissières .... sound assistant
Julien Coutelier .... sound (as Julien Coutellier)
Jean Labussière .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Chiabaut .... camera operator
Jacques Gimel .... still photographer
Pierre Li .... assistant camera
Arlette Massay .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Marguerite Gregorz .... assistant editor
Arlette Langmann .... assistant editor
Other crew
Henri Charrier .... administrator
Colette Robin .... script supervisor
Madeleine Santucci .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Le vieil homme et l'enfant" - France (original title)
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90 min | USA:86 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Based, I believe, on Claude Berri's Personal Story, 10 December 2005
Author: ( from Washington, D.C.

This tale of a young Jewish boy sent into the French country side to avoid the possibility/likelihood of a round up of Jews by the Vichy Government parallels Claude Berri's personal experience, I believe. It says at the very beginning of the film that it is an experience seen in retrospect from the vantage point of the child. So, while it is sentimentalized as another commenter wrote on this site, that's what one might expect from a grown up looking back at the adventures of his eight or nine year old self. This is definitely NOT a straight forward narrative from an uninvolved scriptwriter/director. The "Grandfather" with whom the child is lodged hates Jews. He claims to be able to recognize them by their smell, their hooked noses, etc. The role of the Grandfather is brilliantly executed by Michel Simon. Filmed in the sixties in black and white, it still appears occasionally at Jewish film festivals under the title "The Two of Us." While you may despise the Grandfather's bigotry, he's also portrayed as loving toward the boy and lovable. The connection between the Grandfather and the boy, portrayed by Alain Cohen, is actually quite touching. A brief scene at the very end seems to indicate that the boy was reunited with his parents after the war but it passes by so quickly that I'd have to see it again in a stop frame to be sure that the faces of the parents are real and not imagined. Not a great movie, but definitely worth seeing.

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