Jeux Interdits (Forbidden Games) (1952)
Average Rating: 8.8/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1952 Wide
Average Rating: 4.2/5
User Ratings: 3,386
One of the first films to see the horrors of war through the eyes of children, Forbidden Games was a critical smash, winning prizes from the New York Film Critics, the British Academy, and the Venice Film Festival. Adapted by Francois Boyer, director Rene Clement, and two others from Boyer's novel, the story focuses on Paulette (Brigitte Fossey), a five-year-old refugee from Paris taken in by a peasant family after her parents are killed during a bombardment of a civilian convoy. Michel Dolle
Jan 1, 1952 Wide
Dec 6, 2005
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The film has lost its initial power over time and now looks too contrived to be a masterpiece.
This touching film, winner of the Venice Festival award, draws us deeply into the secret world of haunted by death children, in post- WWII Europe where, among other "games," they build a cemetry for dead animals.
Perhaps not until Ponette in 1996 had another movie looked so closely at how death might be absorbed through the eyes of a small child.
It's difficult to fault a film that scrutinizes the veracity of childhood with such clarity.
powerful filmmaking in more ways than one, a story of innocence lost that you won't soon forget
Strange, compelling offbeat drama about a war orphan with a morbid fixation.
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