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Posted on 06/30/2012 7:42:01 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
I need some help identifying a movie. I just watched Au Revoir Les Infants with my wife and it reminded me of a very similar, but much, much better French film made in the 1970's. Google isn't helping.
It's set in a Catholic boarding school in a small French town during the German occupation. In this movie, at least one of the students in Jewish, and the Germans never catch on, or if they do, they choose to feign ignorence. In Au Revoir three of the students are Jewish and they are betrayed by a fired employee of the school. I thought the older film was vastly better and now I want to get my wife to see it. Any ideas?
Watch the Old Gun sometime if you can find it and have a stomach for hard things.
Not that one, the better one.
Miracle at Moreaux??
Loved that movie!
Maybe either The Assisi Underground or Conspiracy of Hearts? I remember a wonderful movie, too, although I’m not sure it is either one of these. I just searched and came up with these two names. They both look good.
The Scarlet and the Black with Gregory Peck and Christopher Plummer
IMDB says Au Revoir... is based on an incident from Louis Malle’s youth.
Perhaps looking him up on IMDB and scanning his works might prick your memory?
This is a list of Holocaust films made since the 1940s and it should show up here.
Internet movie data base makes no mention of a similar film in this genre, and has pretty much all you could want on this film.
IIRC it starred Loretta Swit as the nun who ran the school.
Probably not what you're looking for but....
This was an excellent inspiring documentary about some of the few people in France who made the right choice in the face of the holocaust. A small town in the mountains that hid 5,000 Jewish kids from the Nazis"
Debby does Dallas.
That was an old Wonderworks movie, it is on my Netflix queue.
This sounds similar to a French (with subtitles) favorite of mine starring Jean Paul Belmondo. The title is Les Miserables, but it is set in the WWII setting and the Jewish daughter is placed in a Catholic school to hide. As the story runs there are parallels to the original story of Les Miserables.
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