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Au Revoir Les Enfants [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

  • PG
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This autobiographical recounting of Malle's most tragic memory begins in 1944 at an all-boy Catholic school. A young boy befriends a new student whom the others feel is different. When he discovers the new student is a Jew, he tells no one and remains a true friend. Tragedy strikes when a school employee tells the Gestapo they are hiding Jews and the student is arrested and taken away.
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  • Credits
    Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Francine Racette
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] touching and sad story based on events from director Louis Malle's own childhood."
    Widescreen Review

    "...[AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS is] a work that has the kind of simplicity, ease and density of detail that only a film maker in total command of his craft can bring off, and then only rarely....So moving..."
    New York Times

    Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1988"
    New York Times

    "...Very moving....The film is a testament to the power of the medium and to the art of the writer-director in dealing with an overwhelming personal experience..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[The film works] miracles with an unknown cast of young players in a fact-based World War II-era story..."
    Sight and Sound

    "A brilliant Louis Malle comeback from fairly late in the director's spotty but brilliant career..."
    USA Today

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