In 1953, a French boy finds out from a neighbour that his family is Jewish. An exploration of a dark family secret and the story of a passion, told through the interior journey of François, a solitary child who invents a brother and imagines his parents’ past.
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Cinematography and the french scenery are great. The first part of the film suits the title very well. The story in story in story technique is a bit confusing in the beginning but well done. I liked that the present is BW. However the last 1/3 part is disappointing and not very believable. I didnt like the performances of de France and Bruel, especially in the last 1/3.