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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.67 /10
 
Starring
Brigitte Fossey , Georges Poujouly , Amedee
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Directed by: Rene Clement
Written by: Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost from a story by Francois Boyer

 
 
 
Released: 1952
   
Genre: RITES-OF-PASSAGE
FOREIGN
WAR
WORLD WAR II
   
Origin: France
   
Length: 84
 
 


 

An orphaned refugee (Brigitte Fossey, pictured right) makes friends with a peasant boy (Georges Poujouly, pictured left), early in the 2nd World War.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The anti-war message now seems "vieux chapeau", and the contrast between childish innocence and adult corruption is too schematic to be convincing: it just looks naive and sentimental Still, the performances are very touching, and this remains one of the most charming films ever made about childhood. Winner of the main prize at the Venice Film Festival.

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