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Au Revoir les Enfants ()

Au revoir les enfants (original title)
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates... See more »

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Julien Quentin
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Jean Bonnet
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Mme Quentin
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François Quentin (as Stanislas Carré De Malberg)
Philippe Morier-Genoud ...
Père Jean
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Père Michel
François Négret ...
Joseph
Peter Fitz ...
Muller
Pascal Rivet ...
Boulanger
Benoît Henriet ...
Ciron
Richard Leboeuf ...
Sagard
Xavier Legrand ...
Babinot
Arnaud Henriet ...
Negus
Jean-Sébastien Chauvin ...
Laviron
Luc Etienne ...
Moreau (as Luc Étienne)
Daniel Edinger ...
Tinchaut
Marcel Bellot ...
Guibourg
Ami Flammer ...
Florent
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Mlle Davenne, piano teacher
Jean-Paul Dubarry ...
Père Hippolyte
Jacqueline Staup ...
Infirmière
Jacqueline Paris ...
Mme Perrin
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Le restaurateur
Alain Clément
Michael Rottstock
Detlef Gericke
Michael Becker
Thomas Peter Friedl ...
(as Thomas Friedl)
Christian Sohn
Michel Ginot
Philippe Despaux
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Albrecht Burkardt ...
German soldier (uncredited)
Tim Burkert ...
German soldier (uncredited)
Jürgen Ellinghaus ...
Feldgendarm (uncredited)
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Jean-Pierre (uncredited)

Directed by

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Louis Malle

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Louis Malle ... (written by)
 
Louis Malle ... (scenario)

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Louis Malle ... producer (uncredited)

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Renato Berta

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Emmanuelle Castro

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Didier Jouyaux ... editor trainee
Marie-France Poulizac ... assistant editor (as Marie France Poulizac)

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Jeanne Biras
Iris Carrière ... (as Iris Carriere)

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Willy Holt

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Corinne Jorry

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Susan Robertson ... hair stylist / makeup artist

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Jean-Yves Asselin ... unit manager
Jérôme Boussier ... assistant unit manager
Gérald Molto ... production manager (as Gerald Molto)

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Mathieu Amalric ... trainee assistant director
Patrick Cartoux ... second assistant director
Yann Gilbert ... assistant director

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Benoît Clémenceau ... property master: furniture
Michel Grimaud ... property master

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Daniel Couteau ... foley artist
Jean-Pierre Duret ... sound assistant
Jean-Claude Laureux ... sound
Bernard Leroux ... sound co-mixer
Jacques Lévy ... post-synchronization (as Jacques Levy)
Claude Villand ... sound mixer

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Jeanne-Louise Bulliard ... still photographer
Stéphane Cresta ... key grip
Jean-Marie Fadier ... second assistant camera
Marc Koninckx ... steadicam operator
Robert Prévost ... chief electrician
Eric Thurot ... groupman
Jean-Paul Toraille ... first assistant camera

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Sylvie Meyer ... casting assistant

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Hélène Robin ... costumer

Location Management

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Alain Guyard ... location manager

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Chantal Desmoulins ... production secretary
Christian Ferry ... production consultant
Miyoko Gushiken ... hats
France Lachapelle ... script supervisor (as France La Chapelle)
Eva Simonet ... press attache
Bernadette Zinck ... production accountant (uncredited)

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Jérôme Baroni ... thanks
Nicolas Beaugrand ... thanks
Frank Cocteaux ... thanks
Samy Costet ... thanks
Jean-Marc Crappé ... thanks
François Cros ... thanks
Philippe Doyen ... thanks
Pascal François ... thanks
Erwin Huck ... thanks
Sébastien Lelaizant ... thanks
Stéphane Moreau ... thanks
Jérôme Navarro ... thanks
J.Ch. Negrevergne ... thanks
J.Ph. Negrevergne ... thanks
Sylvain Paul ... thanks
Xavier Pouchin ... thanks
Philippe Rolin ... thanks
Alvaro Rubio ... thanks
François Rubio ... thanks
Damien Salot ... thanks
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Plot Summary

In 1944, upper class boy Julien Quentin and his brother François travel to Catholic boarding school in the countryside after vacations. Julien is a leader and good student and when the new student Jean Bonnet arrives in the school, they have friction in their relationship. However, Julien learns to respect Jean and discovers that he is Jewish and the priests are hiding him from the Nazis. They become best friends and Julien keeps the secret. When the priest Jean discovers that the servant Joseph is stealing supplies from the school to sell in the black market, he fires the youth. Sooner the Gestapo arrives at school to investigate the students and the priests that run and work in the boarding school. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Le nouveau (France)
  • Auf Wiedersehen, Kinder (West Germany)
  • Arrivederci ragazzi (Italy)
  • Au Revoir les Enfants (United States)
  • Goodbye, Children (World-wide, English title)
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  • 104 min
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Trivia Based on an incident from Louis Malle's own youth. Julien is modeled after Malle. See more »
Goofs Jean's pants are dirty after wrestling with Julien, but clean at the restaurant. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Frantic/Hairspray/Cop/Au Revoir Les Enfants/The Manchurian Candidate (1988). See more »
Soundtracks Moment musical no 2 See more »
Crazy Credits Pour Cuotemoc, Justine et Chloé. (opening credits) See more »
Quotes Père Jean: [His last words] Goodbye, children. I'll see you soon.
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