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The Fire That Burns (1997)

La ville dont le prince est un enfant (original title)
Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.

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Complete credited cast:
... L'abbé de Pradts
... Le père supérieur
Naël Marandin ... Sevrais
Clément van den Bergh ... Souplier
Pierre-Arnaud Juin ... Habert
Pierre-Alexis Hollenbeck ... Linsbourg
Michel Dussauze ... Prial
Luc Levy ... Homme de peine
Alain Gilbert ... Surveillant de la cantine
Luc Denoux ... Maître de chant
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Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.

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Some kids should be left the hell alone.

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Naël Marandin, appearing in the film as the older boy, had previously performed in the stage version in the role of the younger boy. See more »

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French movies have their qualities
6 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

As usual a beautiful performance by young actor Nael Marandin, here only 16 years old. I hope Marandin will continue acting although I don't think he's appeared in a movie since 1998. The story is also beautiful and the subject doesn't feel out of date at all. Recommended to those who can appreciate a nice, little flick with a slow pace.


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