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The Two of Us (1967)

Le vieil homme et l'enfant (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 February 1968 (USA)
In Nazi-occupied France, a Jewish child is sent away from his family and conceals his religious affiliation from the anti-Semitic elderly man that takes care of him.

Director:

Claude Berri

Writers:

Claude Berri (scenario and dialogue), Gérard Brach (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Michel Simon ... Pépé Dupont
Roger Carel ... Victor
Paul Préboist ... Maxime
Luce Fabiole Luce Fabiole ... Mémé Dupont
Aline Bertrand Aline Bertrand ... Raymonde
Sylvine Delannoy Sylvine Delannoy ... Suzanne
Zorica Lozic Zorica Lozic ... Madame Langmann
Jacqueline Rouillard Jacqueline Rouillard ... L'institutrice
Marco Perrin ... Le curé
Denise Péron ... (as Denise Peron)
Elisabeth Rey Elisabeth Rey ... La petite Dinou (as La petite Elisabeth Rey)
Didier Perret Didier Perret ... Le petit frère de Dinou (as Le petit Didier Perret)
Kinou Kinou ... Le chien (as Le chien Kinou)
Alain Cohen ... Claude Langmann
Charles Denner ... Monsieur Langmann
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Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country. Pepe, the husband, is a Petain supporter and a anti-Semite, but he does not know about Claude's religion. The film is the story of their growing mutual affection. Written by Yepok

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

"The Two of Us" ("Le vieil homme et l'enfant") was director Claude Berri's first full-length film. See more »

Goofs

When Claude joins a wooden-sword fight while the Langmann family is living in Dijon, a flag containing a swastika is hanging from a building in the background (at 0:08:51 on the Cohen Film Collection BD; at 0:09:01 on the Criterion Collection DVD). Most viewers would assume that the only swastika flag allowed to be flown on dry land in German occupied France would be the German national flag (1920-1945) containing (on both sides) a right-facing swastika rotated to a 45 degree angle from vertical on a white circle in a red background. The flag shown in the film has a left facing swastika whose arms are aligned with vertical and horizontal. See more »

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Referenced in Bass on Titles (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Maréchal nous voilà
Lyrics by André Montagnard
Music by André Montagnard and Charles Courtioux
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Warm drama
7 December 1999 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when I as a teenager (say, about 1970) and I was then very moved by this warm and tender drama. Nearly 30 years later, I just saw it on TV and I didn't change my mind : this is a very good movie, in the way French can say a lot of things in this kind of day-to-day film. The chemistry between young Cohen and veteran Simon is beautiful. It's also filled with references to the way people in France lived the Second world war, like Simon hating Jews and didn't know that is young friend Berry is a Jew. I love Michel Simon. He had been such a great actor from the second half of the 1920's to his death, in the middle 1970's. He was always good in his films, so natural that we don't think he's acting. Le vieil homme et l'enfant is a very intelligent movie for young director Berri, who will be famous as a director and producer in the next years.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,255, 29 May 2005

Gross USA:

$56,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,558
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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