Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

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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.

Au Revoir Les Enfants
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives... (source:


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Full cast list for the movie Au Revoir Les Enfants.
Gaspard Manesse
Julien Quentin

Raphael Fejtö
Jean Kippelstein, Jean Bonnet

Mme Quentin

Stanislas Carré de Malberg
François Quentin

Philippe Morier-Genoud
Père Jean

Père Michel

François Négret

Peter Fitz

Pascal Rivet

Benoît Henriet

Richard Leboeuf

Xavier Legrand

Arnaud Henriet

Jean-Sébastien Chauvin


Daniel Edinger

Marcel Bellot

Ami Flammer

Mlle Davenne

Jean-Paul Dubarry
Père Hippolyte


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List of Au Revoir Les Enfants quotes.

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
(Both laugh)
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.


Trailer for the movie Au Revoir Les Enfants.
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date29 August 1987
US Box Office$5,000,000
GenreDrama, War
West Germany
Filming LocationsInstitution Sainte-Croix, Provins, Seine-et-Marne, France
LanguageFrench, German, English
Sound MixDolby
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassWar Drama, Childhood Drama
MoodIn a Minor Key
ThemesLife Under Occupation, Boarding School Life, Innocence Lost, Crimes Against Humanity
TonesPoignant, Wintry, Disturbing, Downbeat, Reflective, Melancholy

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