MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,301 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 244 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...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1025 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 2504 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 8932 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 21 Apr 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 4 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... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story takes place in the summer of 1980 in Brindisi, Italy. Martino is a young man whose father's not him enough attention. His older brother and his friends, including Silvia, a young ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Natale
Stars: Luigi Ciardo, Simone Borrelli, Silvia Delfino
Mirage (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.

Director: Svetozar Ristovski
Stars: Vlado Jovanovski, Marko Kovacevic, Jordanco Cevrevski
Ahmed (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ahmed is a typical twelve year-old boy. A universal pre-teen kid - someone we all know. His mother is troubled and dutiful, his grandmother devout in the old ways and his 14 year-old sister... See full summary »

Director: Rick Lancaster
Stars: Nancy Brichta, Minou Clark, Neda Clark
Eating Out I (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After getting dumped by his slutty girlfriend, Caleb falls in love with Gwen. However, thanks to Caleb's roommate, Gwen thinks he's gay and sets him up with her roommate, Marc.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Stars: Scott Lunsford, Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands
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
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The hockey career of former Toronto Maple Leaf Eric McNally, who was known as a tough enforcer, came to an end with a shoulder injury. He is now a sportscaster. Except to his assistant Nula... See full summary »

Director: Laurie Lynd
Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman, Noah Bernett
Grande école (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Salis
Stars: Gregori Baquet, Alice Taglioni, Jocelyn Quivrin
As Luck Would Have It (TV Movie 2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Teacher watches his life become upside down after Justice appoints him as tutor of a troubled kid.

Director: Lorenzo Gabriele
Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Sabine Haudepin, Antonio Interlandi
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
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The Nature of Nicholas is a surreal fable that follows twelve-year-old Nicholas as he struggles with an intense attraction to his best friend, Bobby. Nicholas is obsessed with his friend ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Erbach
Stars: Jeff Sutton, David Turnbull, Ardith Boxall
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Fifteen years after the events of The Boys of St. Vincent took place, the various boys involved are brought in to testify against the brothers, now finally standing trial, who assaulted ... See full summary »

Director: John N. Smith
Stars: Henry Czerny, Sebastian Spence, Lise Roy
Aclà (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Brutal film about the exploitation of a young Italian boy, who is virtually sold to the operators of a sulphur mine where he is beaten and sexually molested.

Director: Aurelio Grimaldi
Stars: Francesco Cusimano, Tony Sperandeo, Luigi Maria Burruano
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

 
Unique, powerful perspective on a taboo subject
9 October 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A combination of Bad Education and Les Amities Particulieres in that it involves a triangle of two students at a religious boarding school in 1950's France and a priest who views the older one as a rival. That an older boy or a priest would love a boy is a subject not only tolerated but openly discussed, accepted, and philosophized about to a point that would be impossible in this day and age. It is truly remarkable in that respect.

One would think it would be a tender man who would fall in love with a boy, but the priest shows himself to be quite the emotional sadist. His straying from God's work is brought to light by the Superior who has been observing all along. How is it possible such a man could stray so far is something we are left wondering in an appropriately unsatisfying ending. It is nevertheless highly recommended.

Excellent performance by the older boy Sevrais (Nael Marandin) and the evil, boy-loving priest de Pradts (Christophe Malavoy).


2 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:
?