Forbidden Games Film Still

Forbidden Games

René Clément

 
Forbidden Games (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • France
  • 1952
  • 86 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #318

A timeless evocation of childhood innocence corrupted, René Clément’s Forbidden Games tells the story of a young girl orphaned by war and the farm boy she joins in a fantastical world of macabre play. At once mythical and heartbreakingly real, this unique film features astonishing performances by its child stars and was honored with a special foreign language film Academy Award in 1952.

Cast

PauletteBrigitte Fossey
Michel DolléGeorges Poujouly
Père DolléLucien Hubert
Mère DolléSuzanne Courtal
Georges DolléJacques Marin
Berthe DolléLaurence Badie
Père GouardAndré Wasley
Francis GouardAmédée

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Collection of new and archival interviews with director René Clément and actress Brigitte Fossey
  • Alternate opening and ending to the film
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
  • New and improved subtitle translation
  • A new essay by film scholar Peter Matthews

    New cover by Cameron Thorp

Film Essays

Forbidden Games: Death and the Maiden

By Peter MatthewsDecember 05, 2005

Cinema is a photographic trace of life. For that reason, it’s also a perpetual witness to . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Forbidden Games

By David EhrensteinApril 11, 1988

Over the years countless films have been made about war, its horrors and its devastations. . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Forbidden Games: Death and the Maiden

By Peter MatthewsDecember 05, 2005

Cinema is a photographic trace of life. For that reason, it’s also a perpetual witness to . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Forbidden Games

By David EhrensteinApril 11, 1988

Over the years countless films have been made about war, its horrors and its devastations. . . . Read more »