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L'argent de poche

François Truffaut France, 1976

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Small Change

Truffaut mixes Zero For Conduct and M. Hulot's Holiday into his own child's-eye-view community. It's a world where falling children bounce back up and even poverty looks slightly whimsical (just when Godard was exploring the Marxist wilderness, too). But the attentiveness to the joys and pains of how children and adults view themselves and each other is a tender treasure—a lovely place to visit, even when it hurts.