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Behind the Walls (2008)

92 min | Drama

A young runaway rejects society's condemnation and dares to fulfill his dreams. France, 1930s. 14-year-old orphan Yves Tréguier sees the world through the bars of "educational homes" where he is raised in conditions worthy of a penal ...See moreA young runaway rejects society's condemnation and dares to fulfill his dreams. France, 1930s. 14-year-old orphan Yves Tréguier sees the world through the bars of "educational homes" where he is raised in conditions worthy of a penal colony, and dreams of a dramatic escape across the ocean to New York. Written by The Film Catalogue See less
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Writers
Albert Algoud | Christian Faure (screenplay) | Auguste Le Breton (novel "Hauts murs")
Cinematographer
Editor
Jean-Daniel Fernandez-Qundez (as Jean-Daniel Fernandez)
Casting Director
Production Designer
Sébastien Birchler (as Sebastian Birchler)
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$475,360
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Release date
Apr 19, 2008 (United States)

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Carole Bouquet
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François Damiens
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Emile Berling
Yves Tréguier Yves Tréguier   See fewer
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Michel Jonasz
Le directeur de l'institution d'éducation surveillée Le directeur de l'institution d'éducation surveillée   See fewer
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Catherine Jacob
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Bernard Blancan
Le beau-père d'Yves Le beau-père d'Yves   See fewer
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Guillaume Gouix
Blondeau Blondeau   See fewer
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Julien Bouanich
Fil de fer Fil de fer   See fewer
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Finnegan Oldfield
Le bégayeux Le bégayeux   See fewer
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Antoine Chaleyssin
'L'Astucieux' 'L'Astucieux'   See fewer
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Oscar Baudot
Bras d'acier Bras d'acier   See fewer
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Aurélien Godreau
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Joël Pyrene
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André Penvern
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Gérard Chaillou
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6.8 / 10 | 179 votes