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This intensely personal film from LOUIS MALLE (The Lovers, My Dinner with André) 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, Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children) is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • Restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Renato Berta, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Video interviews with biographer Pierre Billard and actress Candice Bergen, director Louis Malle’s widow • Joseph: A Character Study, a profile of the provocative character from Au revoir les enfants • The Immigrant, Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 short comedy, featured in the film • Audio excerpts from a 1988 AFI interview with Malle • Original theatrical trailer and teaser • PLUS: A book featuring essays by film critic Philip Kemp and historian Francis J. Murphy