Forbidden Games Movie Review 1952

Information and Film Reviews for Forbidden Games the Movie

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Famous anti-war drama about two French children play-acting the dramas of war amid the carnage of WWII. Young refugee Fossey sees her parents and dog killed. She meets a slightly older boy whose family takes the girl in. The children decide to bury the animals they have seen killed in the same way that people are buried--even stealing crosses from the cemetery to use over the animal graves. Eventually they are discovered and Fossey is again separated from her newfound home. Acclaimed; available in both dubbed and English-subtitled versions.

Distribution

New Line Home Video, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310)854-5811, Fax: (310)854-1824, URL: http://www.newline.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 90 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
World War II, Anti-War War Movies, Childhood Visions, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Rene Clement, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Francois Boyer
Cast
Brigitte Fossey, Georges Poujouly, Amedee, Louis Herbert, Suzanne Courtal, Jacques Marin, Laurence Badie, Andre Wasley, Louis Sainteve
Cinematography
Robert Juillard
Director
Rene Clement
Music
Narciso Yepes
Producer
Robert Dorfman

Awards

Oscars 1952: Foreign Film; British Acad. 1953: Film; N.Y. Film Critics 1952: Foreign Film; Venice Film Fest. 1952: Film.

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