Les Jeux Interdits (U)

Director Rene Clement. 1952 French Drama/War with sub-titles

Forbidden Games. A five year old girl is orphaned in an air raid while fleeing a French city with her parents early in World War II. She is befriended by a pre-adolescent peasant boy after she wandered away from the other refugees, and is taken in for a few weeks by his family. The children become fast friends, and the film follows their attempt to assimilate the deaths they both face, and the religious rituals surrounding those deaths, through the construction of a cemetery for all sorts of animals. Child-like and adult activity are frequently at cross-purposes, however.

Starring Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amedee, Laurence Badie, Lucien Hubert