(France/Great Britain, 2003, 95 minutes)
In 1940, during the days of the German invasion of France, a widow and her two children escaping Paris befriend a young wanderer who leads them to a safe house away from danger, and where they build a seemingly normal family life. Intriguing melodrama that explores its director’s usual themes of human relationships with his usual talent.
Jean-Pierre Ramsay Levi presents a FIT Production/Spice Factory/France 2 Cinéma co-production, with the participation of Canal Plus, Gimages 6, Centre National de la Cinématographie and Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées. Starring Emmanuelle Béart, Gaspard Ulliel; Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Clémence Meyer. Directed by André Téchiné; produced by Jean-Pierre Ramsay Levi; screenplay by Gilles Taurand and André Téchiné, based on the novel by Gilles Perrault, Le Garçon aux yeux gris; music by Philippe Sarde; director of photography (Technicolor), Agnès Godard; art director, Zé Branco; costume designer, Christian Gasc; film editor, Martine Giordano.