René Clément

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

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.

Film Info

  • René Clément
  • France
  • 1952
  • 86 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  • Spine #318

Special 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

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

DVD Box Set

50 Discs

$650.00

Special 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

Forbidden Games
Cast
Brigitte Fossey
Paulette
Georges Poujouly
Michel Dollé
Lucien Hubert
Père Dollé
Suzanne Courtal
Mère Dollé
Jacques Marin
Georges Dollé
Laurence Badie
Berthe Dollé
André Wasley
Père Gouard
Amédée
Francis Gouard
Credits
Director
René Clément
Screenplay
Jean Aurenche
Screenplay
Pierre Bost
Dialogue
François Boyer
Screenplay
René Clément
Producer
Robert Dorfmann
Cinematography
Robert Juillard
Editing
Roger Dwyre
Dialogue
Jean Aurenche
Dialogue
Pierre Bost
From the novel by
François Boyer
Art director
Paul Bertrand
Music
Narciso Yepes
Sound
Jacques Lébreton

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