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The Two of Us ()

Le vieil homme et l'enfant (original title)
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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.

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Pépé Dupont
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Victor
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Maxime
Luce Fabiole ...
Mémé Dupont
Aline Bertrand ...
Raymonde
Sylvine Delannoy ...
Suzanne
Zorica Lozic ...
Madame Langmann
Jacqueline Rouillard ...
L'institutrice
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Le curé
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(as Denise Peron)
Elisabeth Rey ...
La petite Dinou (as La petite Elisabeth Rey)
Didier Perret ...
Le petit frère de Dinou (as Le petit Didier Perret)
Kinou ...
Le chien (as Le chien Kinou)
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Claude Langmann
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Monsieur Langmann
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Yves Boussus ...
L'homme dans le magasin de jouets (uncredited)

Directed by

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Claude Berri

Written by

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Claude Berri ... (scenario and dialogue)
 
Gérard Brach ... (adaptation) and
Claude Berri ... (adaptation)
 
Michel Rivelin ... (collaboration)

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Paul Cadéac ... executive producer
André Hunebelle ... producer (uncredited)

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Georges Delerue

Cinematography by

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Jean Penzer

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Denise Charvein
Sophie Coussein

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Marguerite Gregorz ... assistant editor
Arlette Langmann ... assistant editor

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Georges Lévy ... (as Georges Levy)
Maurice Petri

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Louis Seuret
Albert Volper

Costume Design by

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Jacques Cottin

Production Management

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Jean Darvey ... production manager
Noëlle Mouton ... unit manager (as Noële Mouton)

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Claude Confortès ... assistant director
Philippe Garrel ... assistant director
Pierre Grunstein ... assistant director
Jérôme Kanapa ... assistant director

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Yves Decaix ... props
Saul Bass ... poster designer (uncredited)

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Jacques Bissières ... sound assistant
Julien Coutelier ... sound (as Julien Coutellier)
Jean Labussière ... sound

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Jean Chiabaut ... camera operator
Jacques Gimel ... still photographer
Pierre Li ... assistant camera
Arlette Massay ... assistant camera

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Colette Robin ... script supervisor
Madeleine Santucci ... script supervisor

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Henri Charrier ... administrator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • The Two of Us (World-wide, English title)
  • The Two of Us (United States)
  • El viejo y el niño (Spain)
  • Старик и ребенок (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Der alte Mann und das Kind (West Germany)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia In Paris director Claude Berri was born Claude Berel Langmann to Eastern European Jewish immigrant parents, on July 1, 1934, making him 9 years old in November, 1943. But in the first line of the film Claude Langmann says as an adult in a voiceover "In November, 1943, I was 8 years old." Alain Cohen, who played the boy in the film, was age 8 during the 3 month film shoot that started in July, 1966, which is probably why "8 years old" was used. Like the boy in the film, Claude Berri was sent away during the occupation of Paris to live with a non-Jewish family and his name was changed to be more "French." 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Maréchal nous voilà See more »

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