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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 »
Genre:
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 27 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Why isn't this available on video/DVD? See more (88 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Gaspard Manesse ... Julien Quentin
Raphael Fejtö ... Jean Bonnet / Jean Kippelstein

Francine Racette ... Mme Quentin

Stanislas Carré de Malberg ... François Quentin (as Stanislas Carré De Malberg)
Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Père Jean

François Berléand ... Père Michel
François Négret ... Joseph
Peter Fitz ... Muller
Pascal Rivet ... Boulanger
Benoît Henriet ... Ciron
Richard Leboeuf ... Sagard
Xavier Legrand ... Babinot
Arnaud Henriet ... Negus
Jean-Sébastien Chauvin ... Laviron
Luc Etienne ... Moreau (as Luc Étienne)
Daniel Edinger ... Tinchaut
Marcel Bellot ... Guibourg
Ami Flammer ... Florent

Irène Jacob ... Mlle Davenne
Jean-Paul Dubarry ... Père Hippolyte
Jacqueline Staup ... Infirmière
Jacqueline Paris ... Mme Perrin
René Bouloc ... Le restaurateur
Alain Clément
Michael Rottstock
Detlef Gericke
Michael Becker
Thomas Friedl
Christian Sohn
Michel Ginot
Philippe Despaux
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sergio Kato ... Jean-Pierre (uncredited)

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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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Iceland:L | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:12 (video rating) (1990) | South Korea:All (theatrical rating) (1989) | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | UK:12A (re-rating) | USA:PG | West Germany:6 (bw)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Based on an incident from Louis Malle's own youth.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When in the woods and running from his 'captors,' Julien hides in the rocks. During this sequence, his hair changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Julien Quentin:You scared?
[pause]
Jean Bonnet:All the time.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.92" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rondo CapriosoSee more »

FAQ

What film do the boys watch?
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33 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Why isn't this available on video/DVD?, 23 June 2002
Author: sjlinnyc from New York City

Louie Malle's film is a deeply personal examination of the Holocaust, childhood friendship and accidental betrayal. Its young protagonists are affable without being overly sweet or cloying, and despite the semi-autobiographical nature of the story, Malle never gives over to cheap sentimentality the way Steven Spielberg might. While this is one of the films that got lost in the quagmire of Orion Classics, other titles from this period have been rescued and released on DVD through MGM. Long since out of print on VHS, it's shameful this film isn't readily available to those who might wish to examine the Holocaust from a different cinematic perspective, or to those seeking a powerful story that never falls prey to pathos.

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