MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 261 this week

The Fire That Burns (1997)
"La ville dont le prince est un enfant" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  7 March 1997 (France)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 252 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 2 critic

Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (play)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 8236 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1030 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 21 Apr 2013
 
a list of 560 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Fire That Burns (TV Movie 1997)

The Fire That Burns (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fire That Burns.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tan Lines (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

From the sun-drenched beaches of Australia comes this sexy coming-of-age romance. Cute teen Midget Hollow (Jack Baxter) wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Aldridge
Stars: Jack Baxter, Lorena Arancibia, Jed Clarke
The Boys of St. Vincent (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith
Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A boy of nine years dissapears without any trace. Six years later he appears again in Paris. But there are doubts about his real identity.

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Brigitte Roüan, François Cluzet, Jean-François Stévenin
Primary! (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The very realistic life from deep inside the entrails of a Primary school, with explosive results.

Director: Iván Noel
Stars: Francisco Alfonsin, Maica Sánchez Caballero, Eva Rubio
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Interviews with a procurer and with nineteen boys and young men who are prostitutes in Prague. The youths range in age from 14 to 19. They hustle at the central train station and at clubs. ... See full summary »

Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Glue (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

"A teenage summer in a small town in the desert, a dysfunctional family, a rock band, a can full of glue, two boys, one girl, loads of tongue kisses, dry heat, wind in Patagonia, ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Dos Santos
Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Nahuel Viale, Inés Efron
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Gérard Blain
Stars: Jean François Cimino, César Chauveau, Annie Kovaks
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A fatherless boy whose fixation on a mysterious stranger leads him blindly into a tragedy that is to mark him for life.

Director: Iván Noel
Stars: Francisco Alfonsin, Pedro Salido Saborido, Gonzalo Sánchez Salas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Morten Arnfred
Stars: Marie-Louise Coninck, Ole Ernst, Morten Hovman
A Good Boy (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After his mother's death, 17-year-old Sven moves in with his dad Achim, a taxi driver, who had divorced his mother several years earlier. It is not easy for Achim to get used to an ... See full summary »

Director: Torsten C. Fischer
Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Gabriela Maria Schmeide
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen
Stars: Martin Højmark, Ole Meyer, Jens Wagn Rasmussen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Da Campo
Stars: Lorenzo Lena, Marco Mestriner, Alba Mottura
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christophe Malavoy ...
L'abbé de Pradts
...
Le père supérieur
Naël Marandin ...
Sevrais
Clément van den Bergh ...
Souplier
Pierre-Arnaud Juin ...
Habert
Pierre-Alexis Hollenbeck ...
Linsbourg
Michel Dussauze ...
Prial
Luc Levy ...
Homme de peine
Alain Gilbert ...
Surveillant de la cantine
Luc Denoux ...
Maître de chant
Edit

Storyline

Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 1997 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Fire That Burns  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
95 minutes of pure tedium!
9 August 2014 | by (Boston, Ma) – See all my reviews

This is one of those badly made films that pretends to be about something (what, I don't know), but ends up being a tedious, bloated boor. In fact, the last 20 minutes of the 'film' are taken up by a dialog between 2 priests in which neither says anything of any interest to anyone. Yes, the central story is about a gay 'friendship' between 2 boys, but with no explanation as to why there is any attraction between the two. Yes there is a kiss between the two, but that's the only bit of physical contact. And of course, all the priests are pedophiles (not gay) which is the only realistic thing about this film and pseudo-sadists. And there is, mercifully, no mention of god or Christ or religion, even though this is a film about a Catiolic boys' school. And, unfortunately the two adult actors are quite poor. All in all this is a scattered, nihilistic, extremely dull mess of a film with little, if anything to recommend it. Don't waste your time.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Fire That Burns (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?