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Directed by Fabrice Cazeneuve
France, 1990


On a deserted island, an old caretaker with a waning memory wanders among the ruins of a former children’s prison, which was destroyed by a mutiny and a fire a long time ago.

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Alcyon Directed by Fabrice Cazeneuve

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  • Aaken's rating of the film Alcyon

    Based on a novella by now forgotten French writer Pierre Herbart, this film perfectly captures the spirit of the book and of 1940's France. François Négret was one of the new faces and promising actors of French cinema in the late 80's, and brings an incandescent youth and beauty to the role of Fabien, that an old man mistakes for a boy who died a long time ago.