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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Plaidoyer en faveur de l'enfance, sans sentimentalisme niais ni fausses notes. La caméra est sans complaisance pour cet enfant difficile et les adultes protecteurs qui l'entourent. Une première oeuvre magistrale par le futur auteur de "A nos amours"... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film L'enfance nue

  3. Güven Şahinkanat's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Leaving an emotional mark with scarf and the letter were the last chances of the child ... those were the last tactics that could work ...''I was a part of you''

  4. Mark Garrett's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Pialat's portrait of youth in turmoil is a naturalistic and intelligent deployment of empathy. Makes you squirm in horror and love and that same time. Better than the 400 Blows, but that's coming from someone who thinks Les Deux Anglaises & L'enfant sauvage are Truffaut's best

  5. limited-space's rating of the film L'enfance nue

  6. ammar's rating of the film L'enfance nue

  7. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    A decent enough movie, but dwarfed by the shadow of the similar 400 Blows. It is hard to get engaged in this one I find.

  8. Aardsy's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    That title is very misleading!

  9. Rachel Aylett's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Outstanding debut from Pialat. May be sacrilegous but I prefer it to Quatre Cent Coups. Outstanding lead performance from the boy. Feelings of outrage and pity/sorrow within minutes of each other.

  10. Marianne Doyen's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Le Nord, les terrils, les "pupilles", la mémère et le pépère... Une histoire individuelle dans la grande Histoire, celle du Nord de la France dans les années 60, après la guerre et les mines (de charbon). Des gosses un peu paumés et un système qui fait ce qu'il peut. On sent à peine la caméra tant les personnages sonnent vrai - brut. Belle découverte.

  11. a-h's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    A film about the lost young generation of the post-war period. The little moments of care (and of uncaring) are understated and moving. Everyday and tragic and sublime.

  12. Jonathan Smith's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Sober and raw social realism heavily reminiscent of Ken Loach's gritty films. Francois is your classic troubled child, constantly moving in and out of foster homes, never failing to settle with a family. Pialat doesn't do sentimentality or grueling brutality, just a straightforward documentary like retelling. It's all just a bit drab and pointless - no moral, no real story and therefore nothing to cling on to.

  13. m.jempson@btinternet.com's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Une histoire tragique at tres charmante. I must find out more about Pailat. I wish those grandparents were mine!

  14. SiIencio's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    François is a child clinging to any scrap of love he can put his hands on. But life is bitter and fate has ruled that he must struggle. For every rejection there is a rebellion, a quest for belonging and a silent scream for attention, a vicious circle he is unable to break away from. Pialat reclaims a type of socially conscientious cinema that is both subtle & raw and strikes a cord both emotionally & intellectually.

  15. Tom Hemingway's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Following the French New Wave, Pialat's debut is more closely aligned to the gritty Northern Realism (or naturalism) of films from British directors such as Ken Loach. Thoughtful, concise, and interestingly edited, 'L'enfance Nue' is a lesser version of 'The 400 Blows'.

  16. Holden1's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    An efficient piece of filmmaking with a cold heart.

  17. Andrew Miller's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Exquisite honesty, and not afraid to not be hopeless.

  18. Superfrog's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Social film at its rawest. Well worth a watch.

  19. Margeaux St.Croix's rating of the film L'enfance nue

  20. Chihao Tsang's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Didn't quite hit home for me

  21. Irina Artenii's rating of the film L'enfance nue

  22. Real_Stephanie's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    This story could have easily tipped over into feel-good sentimentality, but in its astounding sobriety it does something so much more powerful. I'd love to see more by this director.

  23. Nick Stamp's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    Real life through a lens; neither glamorous nor gritty but honest and humdrum.

  24. Beatrice's rating of the film L'enfance nue

    80 minutes of my life that I won;t get back. Seriously can't believe we watched the same film as these other reviewers

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