A Child in the Crowd [1976]…


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Date: June 05, 2018

01) Un Enfant Dans La Foule 1976 – A Child in the Crowd – Un niño en la multitud


“A Child in the Crowd (French: Un enfant dans la foule) is a 1976 French drama film directed by Gérard Blain. It was entered into the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.

The historical setting of the liberation of Paris provides a fortuitously excellent dramatic background to what one might expect from the foregoing to be a steamily sensational story, but is instead something much greater: a heart-wrenching story of an eminently lovable boy’s unsuccessful quest for love, told with unfailing tenderness and honesty.”

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2 thoughts on “A Child in the Crowd [1976]…

  1. feinmann0

    Thanks for featuring these gems Steve. I recently watched yet another: Germania Anno Zero filmed in Berlin in 1948 immediately post-WWII. A reviewer on the IMDB site commented on this film:

    ‘The essence of the plot is simple enough. It is the story of ordinary German civilians trying to survive the starvation and deprivations of 1945 Berlin. The central character is a 12 year old boy, Edmund, who has to endure anything and everything in order to provide for his family. And in the end …

    Well nobody knows what really happened to Edmund Moeschke, the ex Hitler Jugend who was playing himself. After filming the external shots in Berlin the entire cast were taken to Rome in 1946 where the interior scenes were put together. And of course most of them attempted to remain there. Edmund disappeared from history and probably met his end somewhere in the Roman streets. Certainly he has never emerged to claim the accolades that would undoubtedly be poured upon him were he to only mention his name.

    But Edmund will never be forgotten because his tragic story touches the soul and speaks for millions of other youngsters who were so cruelly sacrificed in that terrible conflict. This is not a film: it is a masterpiece.”

    Reply
    1. eqfoundation Post author

      “Thanks for featuring these gems Steve.”

      Absolutely…

      It was late when I watched this [A Child in the Crowd], and I fell asleep during it…but, I saved a copy…so, I can watch it at my leisure…I’ll certainly do that.

      I’ll look for this other one…Thanks!

      Reply

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