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  • The Children (1985)
  • Not Rated
    84 min | Comedy
The Children (1985)
Not Rated
84 min | Comedy

7 year-old boy Ernesto intrigues people around him for several reasons. Despite such a young age, he looks like a man on his 40's and also seems a little more intelligent than any of his peers - and the latter fact is what causes him to ...See more7 year-old boy Ernesto intrigues people around him for several reasons. Despite such a young age, he looks like a man on his 40's and also seems a little more intelligent than any of his peers - and the latter fact is what causes him to quit school, refusing to attend it because he doesn't want to learn the things he does not know. His family is very supportive of his actions, even though they don't have any clue of what's to become of him; at the same time the school headmaster and a journalist are concerned about Ernesto's real motivations for leaving school. Written by Rodrigo Amaro See less
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Writers
Marguerite Duras (adaptation) (scenario) (dialogue) | Jean Mascolo (adaptation) (scenario) (dialogue) | Jean-Marc Turine (adaptation) (scenario) (dialogue)
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Updated Feb 28, 1985

Release date
Oct 1985 (United States)

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7 cast members
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Daniel Gélin
Enrico Enrico   See fewer
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Tatiana Moukhine
Natasha Natasha   See fewer
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Martine Chevallier
Nicole (as Martine Chevalier) Nicole (as Martine Chevalier)   See fewer
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André Dussollier
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Pierre Arditi
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Marguerite Duras
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6.5 / 10 | 180 votes