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Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children)

Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children)

A Feature film by Louis Malle

Produced by NEF - Nouvelles Éditions de Films

Release in France : 07/10/1987

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Actors (16)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

NEF - Nouvelles Éditions de Films

Foreign production companies :

Stella Film, Rai - Radiotelevisione Italiana

French distribution :

mk2

Co-production :

mk2

Film exports/foreign sales :

Gaumont

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Synopsis

In 1944, upper class boy Julien Quentin and his brother François travel to Catholic boarding school in the countryside after vacations. Julien is a leader and good student and when the new student Jean Bonnet arrives in the school, they have friction in their relationship. However, Julien learns to respect Jean and discovers that he is Jewish and the priests are hiding him from the Nazis. They become best friends and Julien keeps the secret. When the priest Jean discovers that the servant Joseph is stealing supplies from the school to sell in the black market, he fires the youth. Sooner the Gestapo arrives at school to investigate the students and the priests that run and work in the boarding school.

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Photos (9)

Full credits (20)

Assistant directors :

Mathieu Amalric, Yann Gilbert, Patrick Cartoux

Associate Producer :

Marin Karmitz

Director of Photography :

Renato Berta

Sound Assistant :

Jean-Pierre Duret

Production Manager :

Gérald Molto

Editor :

Emmanuelle Castro

Continuity supervisor :

France Lachapelle

Casting :

Jeanne Biras

Costume designer :

Corinne Jorry

Still Photographer :

Jeanne Louise Bulliard

Producer :

Louis Malle

Screenwriter :

Louis Malle

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Claude Laureux

Assistant Operators :

Jean-Marie Fadier, Jean-Paul Toraille

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Assistant editor :

Marie-France Poulizac

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Production Designer :

Willy Holt

Sound Mixer :

Claude Villand

Location Manager :

Jean-Yves Asselin

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

Adolescence, War

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

France, Germany, Italy

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (France, Germany, Italy)

Production year :

1987

French release :

07/10/1987

Runtime :

1 h 45 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

64487

Visa issue date :

31/07/1987

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.66

Audio format :

Dolby

Rating restrictions :

None

Posters (3)

Director

News (2)

Festival Selections (4)

Academy Awards - 1988

Academy Awards (United States, 1988)

Selection (2)

Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Louis Malle

Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1988

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1988)

Selection (9)

Best Editing : Emmanuelle Castro

Best Sound : Jean-Claude Laureux, Bernard Leroux, Claude Villand

Best Production Design : Willy Holt

Best Costume Design : Corinne Jorry

Best Cinematography : Renato Berta

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Louis Malle

Most Promising Actor : François Négret

Best Director : Louis Malle

Best Film

Venice International Film Festival  - 1987

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1987)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards (3)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1988

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1988)

Awards (7)

Cesar for Best Director : Louis Malle

César award for best sound : Jean-Claude Laureux, Bernard Leroux, Claude Villand

César award for best editing : Emmanuelle Castro

César award for best production design : Willy Holt

César award for best cinematography : Renato Berta

César Award for best writing : Louis Malle

César award for best film

Venice International Film Festival  - 1987

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1987)

Awards (4)

UNESCO Award

OCIC Award

Special Golden Ciak

Golden Lion

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1987

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1987)

Awards

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price