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The Children of Chabannes -- A magical World War II tale of courage, resilience and love, The Children of Chabannes reveals the untold story of how the people in a tiny village in unoccupied France chose action over indifference to save the lives of 400 Jewish refugee children.


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In the spirit of Louis Malle's "Au Revoir les Enfants" and Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List," the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Norbert Bikales ... Himself / Child of Chabannes
Wolfie Blumenreich ... Himself / Child of Chabannes
Rene Castille ... Himself / Creuse Historian
Collette Dony-Pascal ... Herself / Chabannes Resident
Jerry Gerard ... Himself / Child of Chabannes
Lisa Gossels ... Narrator
Peter Gossels ... Himself / Child of Chabannes
Lydia Jablonski ... Herself / Chevrier's Secretary
Ruth Keller ... Herself / Child of Chabannes
Serge Klarsfeld ... Himself / Historian
Yvonne Labrousse ... Herself / Chabannes Resident
Georges Loinger ... Himself / OSE Educator
Jean Michaud ... Himself / Creuse Historian
Michele Nougier ... Reine Paillassou (dramatic recreation actor)
Renee Paillassou ... Herself / Teacher at Chabannes
Claude Pasty ... Félix Chevrier (dramatic recreation actor)
Rachel Pludermacher ... Herself / OSE Educator
Frédéric Pottecher ... Himself / Journalist
Philippe Pétain ... Himself (archive footage) (as Marechal Henri Philippe Pétain)
Ernest Rosner ... Himself / Child of Chabannes

Directed by
Lisa Gossels 
Dean Wetherell 
Produced by
Lisa Gossels .... producer
Dean Wetherell .... producer
Original Music by
Joel Goodman 
Cinematography by
Mustapha Barat (principal director of photography)
Philippe Bonnier 
Film Editing by
Lisa Gossels 
Dean Wetherell 
Sound Department
Frederic Gremeaux .... sound (as Fred Gremeaux)
Doug Roberts .... supervising sound editor
Gerard Vicot .... sound
Tony Volante .... sound
Music Department
Joshua Gordon .... musician: cello
Maurice Jaubert .... composer: theme music
Patrice Mestral .... conductor
Dan Rosengard .... musician: piano
Laura J. Seaton .... musician: violin (as Laura Seaton)

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Surprising documentary, 10 September 1999
Author: ben maddux ( from Montreal, Canada

Well documented material supports perfectly the tales of survivors & saviors during WWII in a small rural village of France. The quality of the research and the moving testimonies makes this a very powerful movie. The director succeeded in showing every aspect of the life of the children hidden in the rustic community. It will warm your heart and restore your faith in man.

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