The Boy Soldier

– In the 1930s a young fellow, Simon Chalumet, is sent to a military school by his overbearing father,..

Type:
Movie
Rating:
7.00 / 10
Duration:
One Hour and 58 Minutes
Release Year:
1981
Original Name:
Allons z'enfants
The Boy Soldier
The Boy Soldier (1981) - Also known as Allons z'enfants

In the 1930s a young fellow, Simon Chalumet, is sent to a military school by his overbearing father, an ex-soldier who has little sympathy for his son's more gentle temperament, or for his interest in films.

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Release Date:

04 Mar 1981

Language:

French

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Plot:

This is a coming of age drama adapted from the 1952 Yves Gibeau novel of the same title. A young anti-militarist is forcibly sent to military school by his father. He's a bookish pacifist who endures being bullied by his superiors all throughout school, not out of weakness rather out of strength to deny violence it's coveted reciprocity. On the eve of his much anticipated graduation day, Word War II ensues and swaps out the freedom he earned for the brutality of its first front lines. An original score by French composer Phillipe Sarde with photography directed by Yves Boisset sets the atmosphere of 1932 in France.

Ratings:
Internet Movie Database:
6.9/10

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