Louise Malle's award-winning drama historical drama is a meditative coming of age tale set during the rise of the Nazi Party. Based loosely on Malle's own boyhood at a private boarding school, AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS tells the story of the sad-eyed 12 year old, Julien Quentin (a captivating Gaspard Manesse. Returning for another year at his Catholic boarding school in an occupied French village, Julien notices marked changes in the environment and atmosphere, due to the presence of S.S. officers. When he strikes up a friendship with a lonely new student, he is let in on the secret of his pal's Jewish identity, and comes to experience the tragedy of the Holocaust firsthand. Masterfully blending history with memory, innocence with horror, Malle's award-winning film is widely considered to be his masterpiece.