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The Two of Us (1967)

Le vieil homme et l'enfant (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 February 1968 (USA)
In Nazi-occupied France, a Jewish child is sent away from his family and conceals his religious affiliation from the anti-Semitic elderly man that takes care of him.

Director:

Claude Berri

Writers:

Claude Berri (scenario and dialogue), Gérard Brach (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michel Simon ... Pépé Dupont
Roger Carel ... Victor
Paul Préboist ... Maxime
Luce Fabiole Luce Fabiole ... Mémé Dupont
Aline Bertrand Aline Bertrand ... Raymonde
Sylvine Delannoy Sylvine Delannoy ... Suzanne
Zorica Lozic Zorica Lozic ... Madame Langmann
Jacqueline Rouillard Jacqueline Rouillard ... L'institutrice
Marco Perrin ... Le curé
Denise Péron ... (as Denise Peron)
Elisabeth Rey Elisabeth Rey ... La petite Dinou (as La petite Elisabeth Rey)
Didier Perret Didier Perret ... Le petit frère de Dinou (as Le petit Didier Perret)
Kinou Kinou ... Le chien (as Le chien Kinou)
Alain Cohen ... Claude Langmann
Charles Denner ... Monsieur Langmann
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Storyline

Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country. Pepe, the husband, is a Petain supporter and a anti-Semite, but he does not know about Claude's religion. The film is the story of their growing mutual affection. Written by Yepok

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Two of Us See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,255, 29 May 2005

Gross USA:

$56,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,558
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film has a 100% rating based on 14 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. See more »

Goofs

When Claude joins a wooden-sword fight while the Langmann family is living in Dijon, a flag containing a swastika is hanging from a building in the background (at 0:08:51 on the Cohen Film Collection BD; at 0:09:01 on the Criterion Collection DVD). Most viewers would assume that the only swastika flag allowed to be flown on dry land in German occupied France would be the German national flag (1920-1945) containing (on both sides) a right-facing swastika rotated to a 45 degree angle from vertical on a white circle in a red background. The flag shown in the film has a left facing swastika whose arms are aligned with vertical and horizontal. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bass on Titles (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Vive le pinard
Lyrics by Louis Bousquet
Music by Georges Picquet
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A young child uses logic to challenge the prejudices of an old man
6 January 2008 | by life2greatSee all my reviews

This movie shows the power of the media in shaping the minds of simple folk, filling them with irrational prejudices. This shaping is what leads to the rise of totalitarian governments and to Islamic fascism. The best way to fight this, is to have the chance to live with and directly influence, by subtly challenging these prejudices with reason and logic. But the logician, in this case was a nine year old boy who lives in the country with an elderly couple as a way of surviving the final years of Nazi occupied France. The movie is very touching and meaningful. Filmed in black and white, which gives the movies a war time feel. The on-screen relationship between the old man and the young boy, which helps each to grow, is what good story telling is all about.


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