Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Au Revoir Les Enfants

by Louis Malle Translated from French by Anselm Hollo

“A miraculous work of art.” –John Guare

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 96
  • Publication Date February 01, 1988
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3114-0
  • Dimensions 5.38" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $16.00

About The Book

Winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion Award for 1987, Louis Malle’s Au revoir les enfants has been acclaimed as a masterpiece wherever it has been shown. One of the great filmmakers of our time, Malle wrote and directed this delicate and heartbreaking portrait of friendship between Julien, a Catholic boy, and his schoolmate Jean, one of several Jewish children being sheltered at a boarding school during the Nazi occupation of France. It is at once a moving, unforgettable story and an evocation of a deeply personal formative experience in Malle’s life.


“A miraculous work of art.” –John Guare

“A great film, terrifying in its simplicity. Malle’s films speak of the ordinariness of evil, and, for that matter, of good. In Au revoir les enfants there is no technique; no composition; no montage–only life.” –Mike Nichols