Les égarés (Strayed) Reviews
The war exodus in France 1940 pairs him with a family. It consists of a young mother who lives by rules rather than instinct. Faced with new situations her instinct is to do the familiar thing or freeze. Her son is 13 and beginning to realize that mom isn't always right. Yvan is the family's care-taker as he has the skills to survive in a hostile environment. He lives off the land and brings home food for the little family to survive in the house he found for them. Unbeknownst to them he has also restricted their means to communicate with the outside world because he is afraid of losing them. The arrival of two French soldiers making their way home throws everyone off the life they were getting used to. It also leads Odile (BĂ©art) To succumb to her attraction for Yvan. This is a beautiful scene made more poignant by the hunger in the young man who has never experienced such intimacy before. The next day the family learns of his arrest for looting and are themselves taken in for living in someone else's house. In the camp for displace people they learn of Yvan's death by hanging and come to know a little bit more about his past. The mother freezes up as usual.
There is a place in the movie where perhaps Odile could have saved Yvan by speaking up and claiming him as part of the family. But she never extends as helping a hand as she received from the young man. The movie makes one think about right and wrong, normal or not, in its own subdued way.
a story took place durin the war...but its not about the war...