JEUX INTERDITS / FORBIDDEN GAMES
MO, 19.09., 11 AM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Selection of language version via headphones – Original or German
FRI, 23.09., 10 AM
Kino im Hafen 2
Films in German
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F 1952, Director: René Clément, 102 min., feature film, German dubbed, released 12, recommended 13
France 1940, in the midst of the Second World War. This film classic tells the story of two children, who work through the atrocities of war and the death of their families through play. While fleeing the Germans, the parents and little dog of 5-year-old Paulette die. With the dead animal in her arms the girl meets the 11-year-old Michel in a village. He, too, has confronted death early in life: his older brother is dying. In the courtyard of his parents’ place, the children make a little cemetery, in which they bury not only Paulette’s dog, but also other dead animals. But the children’s friendship is threatened when Paulette is to be brought to an orphanage. (SW)
Winner »Golden Lion«, Biennale Venedig 1952
»The simple but moving plot of FORBIDDEN GAMES succeeded in captivating me with a creative interpretation of the relationship between life and death and again and again led me to make connections with events and problems of today’s world.« Lukas, 13, Wöhlerschule
René Clément was one of the most important French directors after World War II. His films are characterized by an original, imaginative directing, technical virtuosity and the usage of special effects. Clément died at 17th March 1996 in Monaco.
1983 Princess and a photographer / 1970 Le Passager de la pluie/ 1966 Paris brûle-t-il? / 1961 Che gioia vivere / 1956 Gervaise / 1954 Monsieur Ripois / 1952 Jeux interdits / 1949 Le mura di Malapaga