Le Vieil Homme et l'Enfant

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Berri's fictionalised memoir - the Jewish child, Claude, billeted on a curmudgeonly old anti-Semite, was the director himself in the final months of the World War II Occupation - wears its heart stitched on to its sleeve like a Star of David. But, though compromised by the facility with which its glib antitheses (old age/childhood, country/city, Gentile/Jew) are reconciled by the (un)likely friendship of the ill-matched pair, the film's good humour and discretion, plus Simon's virtuoso performance, make it never less than watchable.


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

Claude Berri
Claude Berri
Charles Denner
Michel Simon
Alain Cohen
Roger Carel
Paul Préboist
Luce Fabiole