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AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (1987) Louis Malle

  • Temple Beth Shalom 193 E. Mount Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ, 07039 United States (map)

Gerard Amsellem presents Louis Malle's autobiographical Au revoir les enfants at Livingston's Temple Beth Shalom with discussion to follow.

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.

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