Au revoir les enfants

Au revoir les enfants

Directed by Louis Malle • 1987 • France, West Germany

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie--until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle's own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

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Au revoir les enfants
  • Au revoir les enfants

    Directed by Louis Malle • 1987 • France, West Germany

    Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie--until a secret is...

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  • Mary Karr on AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS

  • Pierre Billard on Louis Malle

    In this interview, recorded in Paris in 2005, film critic Pierre Billard, author of the biography “Louis Malle: Le rebelle solitaire,” discusses the rebellious spirit behind the director’s most controversial films.

  • Candice Bergen on Louis Malle

    Actor Candice Bergen and director Louis Malle were married for fifteen years, until his death in 1995. This interview with Bergen was recorded in 2005.

  • Joseph: A Character Study

  • Louis Malle at AFI

    Director Louis Malle was invited to speak at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles on December 7, 1988, as part of the Harold Lloyd Master Seminars. Presented here is an edited version of the audio recording.

  • The Immigrant

    Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1917 • United States

    AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS features a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 film THE IMMIGRANT, which features Chaplin’s Little Tramp as an immigrant sailing for the United States. Director Louis Malle chose this film because “it was an evocation of fr...

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