Sat, 14 February 2015
Continuing with the theme of Holocaust dramas (yes, each film really is drawn at random), we jump back three years to 1987 and Louis Malle's Au revoir les enfants.
This story of secrets, innocence, and eventually mistaken betrayal is one of my undiscovered favorites so far on this podcast, and is sadly one of Malle's final films before his death of lymphoma in 1995. This story of a French schoolboy who slowly learns that his best friend is a Jew sheltered by the schoolmaster is provacative, sad, and mesmerizing. It would go on to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Au revoir les enfants is currently avaialble on Blu-Ray and DVD via the Criterion Collection.
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