Au revoir les enfants
Louis Malle chronicles a friendship between two boys at a boarding school towards the end of WWII.
Dir Louis Malle
With Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Irène Jacob
Inspired by Malle’s own experiences, this chronicles the friendship that develops towards the end of WWII between Julien and Jean, a new arrival at the Carmelite boarding school they attend. When Julien learns of Jean’s secret, they’re drawn closer together. The school itself – relatively secluded from the harshness of the Occupation – is a haven recalled with affection but tainted by bitter remorse.