Reviews - What do customers think about Au Revoir Les Enfants?
A Screenplay for Students of French Dec 15, 2005
I'm a French teacher in a college prep high school. This book is nothing more than the screenplay for the movie of the same name. It doesn't pretend to be anything else, so if all you want to do is enjoy the movie there's no reason to read the book. But for students of French, what a wonderful way to learn! Just read the book, with the help of a good dictionary, then see the film. But I warn you that you have to be fairly advanced in the language before attempting to read the book. However, the rewards are considerable. First, it's a wonderful, touching story that has lessons for all. Secondly, your knowledge of the language will increase exponentially.
dissapointed Nov 11, 2003
This is just a short screenplay of the movie and not really a memoir. Rent the excellent movie.
Wonderful book: one of the bests Aug 26, 2001
When I read the first time this book I cryed. This is wonderful book about olochaust. It's wiewed by the eyes of a children. He study in a French college, where we meet an other student, a jewish student. They became friend. But as they try to look away from the war, that reality will overwhelm them, break their friendship and break up them for ever. It's the story of olochaust's injustice, that hit also the lamb: the children. It's a book very sad and will reduce you to tears. I suggest everyone to read it.
Very good and very sad Apr 14, 2000
I loved this book and the movie. It was great how it showed France being occupied by the Germans during World War II through the eyes of a child. I saw the movie in my French class and I was so touched and so sad about what these kids had to go through. I would reccomend this book to anyone and everyone.
Quentin Tarantino Liked it... Aug 21, 1998
First of all, the book was great, and that's all that needs to be said about that... Now, I'm not Quentin Taratino, but, when he worked in a video store, this movie was one of his favorites. He referred to it as "The Reservoir Film" because he couldn't pronounce the frech title. This movie was supposedy one of th reasons he named his own film, "The Reservoir Dogs"...