Jeux interdits / Forbidden Games (1952) Blu-Ray
Based on Francois Boyer's novel Les Jeux inconnus, Rene Clement's 1952 adaptation would be hailed as a masterpiece of French cinema, earning, among numerous other awards, an honorary Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. It is a story of lost innocence brought on by the ravages of war as experienced through the eyes of children.

June 1940. The skies around Paris rain death indiscriminately, as the Luftwaffe mercilessly pound the French capital with a blitzkrieg. Thousands flee to the countryside, their convoys also targeted by aerial assault. Five-year-old Paulette is among the refugees, but when her parents and her dog are gunned down before her eyes, she finds herself wandering aimlessly through the rural landscape, cradling the corpse of her dead pet, unable to comprehend her new circumstances. By chance, she runs across Michel Dolle, a peasant boy whose family lives nearby...

BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:26:15 | 21.9 Gb + 3% rec
Language: French, German
Subtitles: English, French, German
Genre: Drama, War

Director: Rene Clement
Cast: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amedee
Country: France

** Innocent Love Stories Under Occupation - film historian Denitza Bantcheva discusses Forbidden Games and Rene Clement's legacy. Also included are interviews with actors Brigitte Fossey (Paulette) and Laurence Badie (Berthe). In French, with optional English and German subtitles.
** Alternate Opening and Ending - with optional English and German subtitles.

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