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Jeux Interdits (1952)  link to Jeux Interdits on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 538

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IMDb Rating:
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7.9/10 (8555 votes)

Also known as: Forbidden Games (original title)

Country: French, 86 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director(s): René Clément

Cast: Georges Poujouly (as Michel Dolle), Brigitte Fossey (as Paulette), Amédée (as Francis Gouard), Laurence Badie (as Berthe Dolle), Madeleine Barbulée (as Red Cross Nun, end of film)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English, Korean

Plot Outline: A girl of perhaps five or six is orphaned in an air raid while fleeing a French city with her parents early in World War II. She is befriended by a pre-adolescent peasant boy after she wandered away from the other refugees, and is taken in for a few weeks by his family. The children become fast friends, and the film follows their attempt to assimilate the deaths they both face, and the religious rituals surrounding those deaths, through the construction of a cemetery for all sorts of animals. Child-like and adult activity are frequently at cross-purposes, however.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Apr 26, 2017