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Au Revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) (1987) Gets Its Own Criterion

Au revoir les enfants (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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  • Factory sealed DVD

The Criterion Collection released Au Revoir Les Enfants to Blu-ray on March 15, 2011. Louis Malle directed the film starring Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, and Francine Racette.

‘Au Revoir Les Enfants’ Movie Synopsis

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed.

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Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer supervised by director of photography Renato Berta, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Video interviews with Louis Malle biographer Pierre Billard and actress Candice Bergen, Malle’s widow (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • Joseph: A Character Study, a profile of the provocative figure from Au revoir les enfants, created by filmmaker Guy Magen in 2005 (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • The Immigrant, Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 short comedy, featured in the film (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • Audio excerpts from a 1988 AFI interview with Malle (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • Original theatrical trailer and teaser
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: New essays by film critic Philip Kemp and historian Francis J. Murphy

New cover by Michael Boland

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Orion Classics released Au Revoir Les Enfants on February 12, 1988. Louis Malle directed the film starring Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, and Francine Racette.

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