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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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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #388. 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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Beautiful Story
3 March 2006 | by mllelarisaSee all my reviews

I caught this at the local art museum, what a treasure it is! I became interested because the director is Claude Berri, and his "Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources" story is one of my favourites of all time. Although this movie is in black and white, it's a superior quality and beautiful to watch. The story, of a little Jewish boy hiding out in the country with an anti-semitic old man in occupied France, could easily have gone down the path of sadness and tears, but instead it is a joyous movie full of laughter and love. I must say Michel Simon is a delightful actor, and makes even a narrow-minded, ignorant, brainwashed old man like Pépé a kind, fun grandpa that any child would love to have. I believe this movie is based on Claude Berri's actual experience, but I did have to wonder at the end if Pépé was ever told the truth about the child's heritage and if so, did it matter? Anyway, this is a fantastic heartwarming movie that you shouldn't miss if you ever get the chance to see it.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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