#528: Au Revoir les Enfants

a6qg9x7o3etagupmu67g9yipvpt#528 – Au Revoir les Enfants, 1987, Louis Malle

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.