Forbidden Games

  |  Book Tickets: 16/11/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 07/01/2013
  |  85 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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René Clément directs this moving, multi-award winning wartime drama. Set in France in 1940, the story follows five-year-old Paulette (Brigitte Fossey), who is left traumatised after her parents and pet dog are killed in a Nazi air attack whilst fleeing Paris. She soon finds herself befriended by ten-year-old Michel Dollé (Georges Poujouly), however, whose peasant family takes her in. As Paulette and Michel become best friends, they find a way of coping with the death and destruction that surrounds them by creating their own world, and in particular, a small cemetery in the ruins of an old barn, where they bury Paulette's dog, and any other dead animals and insects they find.