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
Did You Know?
Based on an incident from Louis Malle
's own youth. Julien is modeled after Malle. See more
Jean's pants are dirty after wrestling with Julien, but clean at the restaurant. See more
Worldly wealth corrupts souls and withers hearts. It makes men contemptuous, unjust, pitiless in their egoism. I understand the anger of those who have nothing when the rich feast so arrogantly.
Pour Cuotemoc, Justine et Chloé. (opening credits) See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.92
Moment musical no 2
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Ami Flammer
, violin See more