6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
beautifully made, beautifully told,
By A Customer
This review is from: Au Revoir Les Enfants [VHS] (VHS Tape)
"Au Revoir les Enfants" is a play by Louis Malle set in France during the Second World War. The two main characters, Julien Quentin and Bonnet, his friend, are at a boarding school in the French countryside. Throughout the film, we see the two of them grow closer together, and the interactions between Quentin and Bonnet, and the two of them and the rest of the world, is sometimes heart-wrenching but always magnificently portrayed. As the film builds to its climax, I belive one can truly feel all the emotions with the characters. Although the cinematography is occassionally a little dark, and the subtitles do get a little in the way at times, the film is beautifully made, with such a powerful ending, that I would recommend anyone interested in this period of history to see it. It certainly makes me cry, every time.