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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

    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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    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    NEF - Nouvelles Éditions de Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Stella Film, Rai - Radiotelevisione Italiana

    French distribution :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Co-production :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

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    International releases (27)

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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 :

    Yes

    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)

    César Award 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 Original or Adapted Screenplay : 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