An anguished foster child takes to mischief and lies as his foster parents do their best to love and care for him. But it might be too little, too late in this emotionally devastating portrayal of the orphaned child.
A study of minor events in the adolescence of a boy growing up in small towns. Daniel lives with his grandmother and, after one year of high school, has to go to live with his mother in the... See full summary »
For the role of the father, Maurice Pialat hesitated between Hubert Deschamps and Francis Blanche. Hubert Deschamps had to be absent quite often during the filming of 'The Mouth Agape' to shoot 'Les Gaspards' (1974) by Pierre Tchernia. See more »
I won't give anything away by saying this is about the reactions of the close relatives of a woman who is dying. It is a stunning, absorbing and beautiful study of these people, and I was totally entranced, I would have been happy for it to be twice as long. The emotions portrayed were so honest, with no hint of gloss or sentimentality. The human condition has never been better-portrayed.
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