Au revoir les enfants Au revoir les enfants

Au revoir les enfants

Louis Malle

 
Au revoir les enfants (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 1987
  • 105 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #330

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.

Credits

DirectorLouis Malle
ScreenplayLouis Malle
Director of photographyRenato Berta
EditorEmmanuelle Castro
Assistant editorMarie-France Poulizac
Assistant directorYann Gilbert
Production managerGérald Molto
Unit production managerJean-Yves Asselin
CastingJeanne Biras and Iris Carrière
ContinuityFrance La Chapelle
CostumesCorrine Jorry
Hair and makeupSusan Robertson
SoundJean-Claude Laureux
Sound mixerClaude Villand
Foley artistDaniel Couteau
Production designWilly Holt
Production consultantChristian Ferry

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer supervised by director of photography Renato Berta, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Video interviews with Louis Malle biographer Pierre Billard and actress Candice Bergen, Malle’s widow (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • Joseph: A Character Study, a profile of the provocative figure from Au revoir les enfants, created by filmmaker Guy Magen in 2005 (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • The Immigrant, Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 short comedy, featured in the film (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • Audio excerpts from a 1988 AFI interview with Malle (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • Original theatrical trailer and teaser
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: New essays by film critic Philip Kemp and historian Francis J. Murphy

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

Au revoir les enfants: Childhood’s End

By Philip Kemp March 15, 2011

“Do you realize,” muses the twelve-year-old Julien Quentin, rapt in the solipsism of early adolescence, “that there’ll never be another January 17, 1944? Never again? . . . I’m the only one in . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Au revoir les enfants: Père Jacques and the Petit-Collège d’Avon

By Francis J. Murphy March 15, 2011

The site of Louis Malle’s film Au revoir les enfants was the Petit-Collège d’Avon, a residential prep school located on the grounds of the Carmelite monastery abutting the park of the fabled . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Au revoir les enfants: Childhood’s End

By Philip Kemp March 15, 2011

“Do you realize,” muses the twelve-year-old Julien Quentin, rapt in the solipsism of early adolescence, “that there’ll never be another January 17, 1944? Never again? . . . I’m the only one in . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Au revoir les enfants: Père Jacques and the Petit-Collège d’Avon

By Francis J. Murphy March 15, 2011

The site of Louis Malle’s film Au revoir les enfants was the Petit-Collège d’Avon, a residential prep school located on the grounds of the Carmelite monastery abutting the park of the fabled . . . Read more »