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4.3
1,943 Ratings

Forbidden Games

Jeux interdits

Directed by René Clément
France, 1952
Drama, War

Synopsis

Orphaned after a Nazi air raid, Paulette, a young Parisian girl, runs into Michel, an older peasant boy, and the two quickly become close. Together, they try to make sense of the chaotic and crumbling world around them…

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Forbidden Games Directed by René Clément

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1952 | Winner: Golden Lion

Academy Awards

1955 | Nominee: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

1953 | Winner: Honorary Award

Forbidden Games was doubtless touched by some great luck to cast then five-year old Brigitte Fossey for the role of Paulette. Charmed, beguiling, and grief-racked, Fossey’s Paulette belongs among the great child roles, kin to Jean-Pierre Léaud’s Antoine Doinel and Tatum O’Neal’s Addie Loggins.
April 22, 2015
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most films repress the knowledge that they are destined to become graveyards teeming with ghosts. Forbidden Games is among the few that dare to break this ultimate taboo. Here is a movie obsessed—even besotted—with death. That the principal characters are at the beginning of life just deepens the scandal.
December 05, 2005
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Along with the final devastating scene of a frightened Paulette (Brigitte Fossey) stranded inside a Red Cross shelter, the documentary veracity of this opening tableau—in which Luftwaffe planes strafe the French countryside with bombs and Parisian refugees scatter for their lives—helps to frame an ironic fairy tale.
December 04, 2005
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