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Au Revoir Les Enfants -- Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed.

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Director:
Writer:
Louis Malle (scenario)
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Release Date:
December 1987 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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(46 articles)
User Reviews:
Stunning Work of Art See more (86 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Louis Malle 
 
Writing credits
Louis Malle (scenario)

Produced by
Louis Malle .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Renato Berta 
 
Film Editing by
Emmanuelle Castro 
 
Casting by
Jeanne Biras 
Iris Carrière  (as Iris Carriere)
 
Production Design by
Willy Holt 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
 
Makeup Department
Susan Robertson .... hair stylist
Susan Robertson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Yves Asselin .... unit manager
Jérôme Boussier .... assistant unit manager
Gérald Molto .... production manager (as Gerald Molto)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mathieu Amalric .... trainee assistant director
Patrick Cartoux .... second assistant director
Yann Gilbert .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Benoît Clémenceau .... property master: furniture
Michel Grimaud .... property master
 
Sound Department
Daniel Couteau .... foley artist
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound assistant
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Bernard Leroux .... sound co-mixer
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization (as Jacques Levy)
Claude Villand .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeanne-Louise Bulliard .... still photographer
Stéphane Cresta .... key grip
Jean-Marie Fadier .... second assistant camera
Marc Koninckx .... Steadicam operator
Robert Prévost .... chief electrician
Jean-Paul Toraille .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Sylvie Meyer .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hélène Robin .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Didier Jouyaux .... editor trainee
Marie-France Poulizac .... assistant editor (as Marie France Poulizac)
 
Other crew
Chantal Desmoulins .... production secretary
Christian Ferry .... production consultant
Miyoko Gushiken .... hats
Alain Guyard .... location manager
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor (as France La Chapelle)
Eva Simonet .... press attache
Bernadette Zinck .... production accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jérôme Baroni .... thanks
Nicolas Beaugrand .... thanks
Frank Cocteaux .... thanks
Samy Costet .... thanks
Jean-Marc Crappé .... thanks
François Cros .... thanks
Philippe Doyen .... thanks
Pascal François .... thanks
Erwin Huck .... thanks
Sébastien Lelaizant .... thanks
Stéphane Moreau .... thanks
Jérôme Navarro .... thanks
J.Ch. Negrevergne .... thanks
J.Ph. Negrevergne .... thanks
Sylvain Paul .... thanks
Xavier Pouchin .... thanks
Philippe Rolin .... thanks
Alvaro Rubio .... thanks
François Rubio .... thanks
Damien Salot .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Au revoir les enfants" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Before becoming a famous movie-director, Quentin Tarantino worked in a video store, where he referred to this movie as "the reservoir film", because he couldn't pronounce the title. He combined this with Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs (1971) to produce the title Reservoir Dogs (1992).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Jean's pants are dirty after wrestling with Julien, but clean at the restaurant.See more »
Quotes:
Père Michel:[His last words] Goodbye, children. I'll see you soon.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dead Poets Society (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Moment musical no 2See more »

FAQ

What film do the boys watch?
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41 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Stunning Work of Art, 6 September 2003
Author: bouncingoffwall from USA

In this spellbinding film, Louis Malle is able to evoke the fear and sadness some children suffer while away from home at a boarding school, the loneliness. Yet he doesn't dwell on sentimentality but only skims it, instead peppering the scenes with the bravura and faux assertiveness of adolescents. Malle and the actors adroitly juggle circumstances and emotions. Ultimately, they capture a terrifying time in history through the eyes and uncertainty of boys who aren't as grown-up as they'd like to think.

The two main characters, Julien Quentin and Jean Bonnet, are beautifully portrayed by two very capable and talented young actors. The supporting cast is equally impressive. The film is directed with a touch of genius, and holds its own when compared to another motion picture masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.

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The UK BBFC have re-rated this film from a PG to a 12A Laurence_the_parrot
Julien's fault? yukidomari
The Real Life Persons That Inspired Director Malle To Make The Movie! malaikab
The Restaurant Scene christensencompany
Is this appropriate viewing for a 10 and a 6 year old? nccomet
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