Au Revoir Les Enfants

Dir: Louis Malle
Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphaël Fejtö, Philippe Morier-Genoud, François Négret
103mins   1987   France   PG   French | German    Subtitled   

In 1943, Julien is a student at a French boarding school. When three new students arrive, including Jean Bonnett, Julien believes they are no different from the other boys. What Julien doesn't know is that the boys are actually Jews who are evading capture by the Nazis. While Julien doesn't care for Jean at first, the boys develop a tight bond while the head of the school, Père Jean, works to protect the boys from the Holocaust.

'Without portentousness or pretension, it achieves genuine tragic depth' - Hilary Mantel, The Spectator


Sun 29 January