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 Goodbye, Children (1987)

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Directer: Louis Malle Producer:Louis Malle  Writter:Louis Malle  Music:Schubert, Saint-Saëns  Cinematography:Renato Berta  Editor:Emmanuelle Castro Running time:104 min   Country:France, West Germany  Language:French, German Genre:Biography, Drama, War Subtitle: English/ Starring:Gaspard Manesse as Julien Quentin,  Raphaël Fejtö as Jean Kippelstein (alias "Jean Bonnet"), Francine Racette as Mme Quentin (Julien''s mother),

Stanislas Carré de Malberg as François Quentin, Philippe Morier-Genoud as Father Jean/Père Jean, François Berléand as Father Michel/Père Michel, François Négret as Joseph,
Peter Fitz as Muller, Pascal Rivet as Boulanger, Benoît Henriet as Ciron,
Richard Leboeuf as Sagard, Xavier Legrand as Babinot, Arnaud Henriet as Negus

 

   

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ҧ:Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 9 nominations.

Academy Awards, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1988 Nominated Oscar Best Foreign Language Film
France
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Louis Malle 
 
BAFTA Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1989 Won BAFTA Film Award Best Direction
Louis Malle 
Nominated BAFTA Film Award Best Film
Louis Malle 
Best Film not in the English Language
Louis Malle 
France/West Germany.
Best Screenplay - Original
Louis Malle 
 
Bodil Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1989 Won Bodil Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film)
Louis Malle (director) 
 
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1989 Won CFCA Award Best Foreign Language Film
 
César Awards, France
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1988 Won César Best Cinematography (Meilleure photographie)
Renato Berta 
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Louis Malle 
Best Editing (Meilleur montage)
Emmanuelle Castro 
Best Film (Meilleur film)
Louis Malle 
Best Production Design (Meilleurs décors)
Willy Holt 
Best Screenplay, Original or Adaptation (Meilleur scénario, original ou adaptation)
Louis Malle 
Best Sound (Meilleur son)
Jean-Claude Laureux 
Claude Villand 
Bernard Leroux 
Nominated César Best Costume Design (Meilleurs costumes)
Corinne Jorry 
Most Promising Actor (Meilleur jeune espoir masculin)
François Négret 
 
David di Donatello Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1988 Won David Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Louis Malle 
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Louis Malle 
Best Foreign Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura Straniera)
Louis Malle 
 
European Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1988 Won European Film Award Best Screenwriter
Louis Malle 
Nominated European Film Award Best Director
Louis Malle 
Best Film
Louis Malle 
 
French Syndicate of Cinema Critics
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1988 Won Critics Award Best Film
Louis Malle 
 
Golden Globes, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1988 Nominated Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film
France.
 
Guild of German Art House Cinemas
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1989 Won Guild Film Award - Silver Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)
Louis Malle 
 
Independent Spirit Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1988 Nominated Independent Spirit Award Best Foreign Film
Louis Malle 
France/West Germany.
 
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1988 Won Silver Ribbon Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Louis Malle 
 
London Critics Circle Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1990 Won ALFS Award Foreign Language Film of the Year
France.
 
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1987 Won LAFCA Award Best Foreign Film
Louis Malle 
 
National Board of Review, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1987 Won NBR Award Top Foreign Films
 
Prix Louis Delluc
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1987 Won Prix Louis Delluc Louis Malle 
 
Venice Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1987 Won Golden Lion Louis Malle 
OCIC Award Louis Malle 
Sergio Trasatti Award Louis Malle 
Special Golden Ciak Louis Malle 
UNICEF Award Louis Malle 
 


A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Storyline
In 1944, upper class boy Julien Quentin and his brother François travel to Catholic boarding school in the countryside after vacations. Julien is a leader and good student and when the new student Jean Bonnet arrives in the school, they have friction in their relationship. However, Julien learns to respect Jean and discovers that he is Jewish and the priests are hiding him from the Nazis. They become best friends and Julien keeps the secret. When the priest Jean discovers that the servant Joseph is stealing supplies from the school to sell in the black market, he fires the youth. Sooner the Gestapo arrives at school to investigate the students and the priests that run and work in the boarding school.

Au revoir les enfants (French pronunciation: ​[o ʁə.vwaʁ le zɑ̃.fɑ̃], meaning "Goodbye, children") is an autobiographical 1987 film written, produced and directed by Louis Malle. The screenplay was published by Gallimard in the same year. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.



 

 





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