Naked Childhood (L'Enfance nue)
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Naked Childhood (L'Enfance nue)
In this children's drama, a 10-year old boy becomes deeply troubled after his mother abandons him and he must go through a series of foster families. He finally finds one and finds himself befriended by a kindly grandmother with whom he really bonds. Unfortunately, she suddenly dies, and the boy is unable to cope. He begins causing trouble and winds up in a special school. Fortunately, he knows that he can return to the family when he is released. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Maurice Pialat's first feature film is an unmistakable and strong link to the elliptical, almost-vérité tradition of contemporary filmmaking"
‑ Kent Turner,
"No frills, just facts as the film hurtles along with breakneck efficiency."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"It conceives of characters not in the terms of the typical cinematic narrative, but rather as spontaneous beings, seemingly unpredictable even to themselves."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
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