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Maurice Coussonneau in L'enfance Nue

L'enfance Nue

1968 NR

Handed over to foster care by his mother -- who's unwilling to give up permanent custody -- the now-adolescent Fran├žois (Michel Terrazon) understands that nothing in life is permanent, and his increasingly erratic actions reflect this knowledge. Shining a light on both the destructive behavior borne of abandonment and the complicated nature of foster care relationships, this 1968 film marked the directorial debut of Maurice Pialat (Loulou).