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L'Enfance nue

by Maurice Pialat1h221967France
L'Enfance nue

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François, a ten-year-old, abandoned child, was entrusted to the foster-care system. He lives with a host family in Lens in northern France: the Joignys who have a daughter, Josette. François usually gets into trouble and is even cruel to the family cat. Tired of his incontrollable behavior, the Joignys call the special educator and ask him to find a new home for François. François is then sent to live with an elderly couple, the Thierrys, the husband of which is a former resistance fighter and a retired miner. At "Gram and Pap's," François discovers a whole new family with a fifteen-year-old boy, Raoul, who is also a child of the French foster-car system. François seems to fit into this warm family. Yet once again, he commits new offenses, so he is sent to a rehabilitation center. The Thierrys receive a letter from him, in which he promises to do his best to return home for Christmas.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Parc Films, Renn Productions, Les Films du Carrosse, Stephan Films, Parafrance
    • Producer : François Truffaut, Guy Benier, Mag Bodard, Véra Belmont, Claude Berri
    • Director : Maurice Pialat
    • Scenario : Maurice Pialat, Arlette Langmann
    • Photo Director : Claude Beausoleil
    • Sound Recorder : Henri Moline
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1967
    • French release date : 25 janvier 1969
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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