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Au Revoir Les Enfants

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Poignant subtitled WWII story about kids and loss.

Movie PG 1987 104 minutes
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The simplicity of the story and the heartfelt, sensitive performances of its two young leads, Gaspard Manesse and Raphael Fejto, make AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS an unforgettably moving experience. Louis Malle, remembering his own school years during World War II, succeeds in painting a remarkable picture of innocence betrayed, bigotry unchecked, and the importance of individual acts of courage.

Well worthy of the multiple international awards it received, the film is highly recommended, especially as a means of introducing young people to the very personal nature and effect of war and collective intolerance.

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