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Forbidden Games

1952 Rated NR 1hr 25m

Director René Clément's bittersweet drama depicts the ravages of war on its youngest victims. After being orphaned when a Nazi strafing kills her parents and her dog, 5-year-old Paulette (Brigitte Fossey) is taken in by farm boy Michel Dolles (Georges Poujouly) and his family. While his parents are busy feuding with their neighbors, the youngsters cope with the death surrounding them by creating a cemetery for animals killed in the fighting.

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Movie Details

1954 BAFTA®
  • Best Film
1955 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; new and archival interviews with director and actor; alternate opening and ending.