Le Vieil Homme et l'Enfant (The Two of Us) (The Old Man and the Boy) (1968)
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Having been forced into minor parts for several years by a debilitating illness, veteran film actor Michel Simon made a triumphant return to leading roles in the charming, poignant The Two of Us (Le Vieil Homme et L'Enfant). Simon plays a likeable old soak with one significant character flaw: he is a flagrant anti-Semite. During the Nazi occupation of Paris, 8-year-old Jewish lad Alain Cohen is sent to the country, there to live with the parents of his family's Catholic friends. One of those
Jun 1, 1967 Limited
Jun 12, 2007
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A heart-warming movie that showcases one of the last performances of the great Michel Simon.
You're unaware of the film's power until the ending (well-earned and happy) hits you with an unexpected well of emotion.
Some may find Berri's portrait of provincial France and its prejudices too loving, but it has the ring of a truth that escapes ideologies.
Greatly enhanced by the virtuoso performance of the 72-year-old Michel Simon.
A story that hasn't gone out of style....Perhaps Berri spoke for himself through the old man's self-summation: 'I don't have a church bell for a heart, but I respect life.'
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