Forbidden Games (1952)

RENE CLEMENT

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5

Original title:  Jeux Interdits

France, 1952.  Silver Films.  Screenplay by , , , Rene Clement, Dialogue by Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Francois Boyer, based on the novel Les Jeux Inconnus by Francois Boyer.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1952.  Academy Awards 1954.

A little girl loses her parents in a bombing in wartime France but finds herself, because of her young age, unable to understand the concept of death. Through the games she plays with a boy she befriends and the many riddles they invent, they slowly start to understand that the loss of parents is not child’s play but a very serious thing. Delicate direction by Rene Clement makes this unforgettable post-war drama an undeniable classic.

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