Au revoir les enfants (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.
Joseph: Stop acting so pious. There's a war going on, kid.
Mme Quentin: Precisely.
Mlle Davenne: (Julien is playing piano poorly) It's an A-Sharp. You can't hear when you play a false note?
(Smiles and points at page)
Mlle Davenne: Go on.
Mlle Davenne: (Julien worsens) You should try the violin
Mlle Davenne: Do you hate music?
Julien Quentin: Not at all. But my mother forces me to take piano.
Mlle Davenne: She's right. If you stop now, you'll always regret it.
|Release Date||29 August 1987|
|US Box Office||$5,000,000|
|Filming Locations||Institution Sainte-Croix, Provins, Seine-et-Marne, France|
|Language||French, German, English|
|Film Class||War Drama, Childhood Drama|
|Mood||In a Minor Key|
|Themes||Life Under Occupation, Boarding School Life, Innocence Lost, Crimes Against Humanity|
|Tones||Poignant, Wintry, Disturbing, Downbeat, Reflective, Melancholy|