Forbidden Games (Jeux Interdits)


(out of 5)

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.

Silver Films

France, 1952

Directed by

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


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