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Goodbye Children (1987)

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Original title: Au revoir les enfants

Release Date
Oct 7, 1987 (France) Dec 18, 1987 (Italy) Feb 12, 1988 (USA)

Running Time
1 hour, 44 minutes

Country France, West Germany

Studio Nouvelle Edition Francaise, Nouvelles Editions de Films, Stella Films

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Other Titles
• Goodbye Children
• Au revoir les enfants
• Auf Wiedersehen, Kinder (1987)
• Goodbye, Children

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Genre: Drama, Biography, World War II, School / Campus, Disturbing, Coming Of Age

Plot: Louis Malle based this semi-autobiographical film on a painful childhood memory.

In occupied France, Jews had to hide to stay alive. But young Julien Quentin isn't aware of this, and when several new students arrive at his Catholic school, Julien knows only that he likes Jean Bonnet, one of the new boys. They two become fast friends; then, one day, Julien figures out the truth about Jean: he's Jewish, and in hiding from the Nazis. And in a moment of irrecoverable thoughtlessness, Julien makes a tragic mistake...

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 Directed by
Louis Malle
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 Written by
Louis Malle
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Francine Racette
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Philippe Morier-Genoud
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Peter Fitz
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