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Au Revoir Les Enfants
The Louis Malle Collection
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejt

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include the original theatrical trailer, a teaser trailer, and a 24-page booklet. The fourth disc of the set is The Supplements disc, which includes a 31-minute interview with film critic/author Pierre Billard; a 13-minute interview with Candice Bergen, Louis Malle's wife of fifteen years; excerpts from the TV show "Pour Le Cin

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 105
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $79.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1987
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Louis Malle
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Au Revoir Les Enfants" is a touching and sad story based on events from director Louis Malle's own childhood. Taking place in a Catholic boarding school during Nazi-occupied France, the tale revolves around a young boy, Julien (Manesse), and his new friend Jean Bonnet (Fejt

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.66:1 pillarboxed DVD picture has a subdued and understated color palette that gives the picture a sense of the period in which the story takes place. Details and textures are adequate, and the picture has an overall sharp appearance. The source element has been nicely cleaned up, yet retains fine film grain and a few flecks of dirt. Compression is nicely done, as pixelization is rarely an issue. Only in the higher contrast scenes, are minor edge halos noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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