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au revoir les enfants, malle

This product is a two part item-the linguascope booklet and a comprehensive and growing set of online resources



Resources have been written with the needs of busy teachers in mind. They are available:

  • as a linguascope booklet (see items below)
  • to download (online version)
  • to receive on CD with access to the online version also
  • to receive as a VLE version (moodle, firefox etc) with access to the online version also

Towards the end of an illustrious career, Malle produced what many consider to be his masterpiece.  The film recalls an event that marked Malle's childhood and which he thought about every day;  like many schools in France during the occupation, fugitive Jewish students were taken in and sheltered from Vichy government backed organisations, whether it be the police or the rapacious Milice.   The partially autobiographical account is seen through the eyes of young Julien who witnesses the arrival of a mysterious group of new students in the dormitory.    The period over which the film takes place is a voyage of discovery for Julien as he gradually befriends Jean Bonnet. The film takes its time as it allows the pressures of daily existence reveal themselves;  interestingly we feel the tension between the head of the school and the children's parents many of whom are doing well out of the war, a metaphorical reflection of the state of France at this time.  We see privations, the lack of food, the cold and the fear in which people are living surrounded by the occupying forces.   

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Au revoir les enfants-2016
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These exercises are in the linguascope guide


  • Detailed summary of text with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives

These exercises are in the linguascope guide

  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech

These exercises are online

  • Comprehensive questions on each chapter/scene
  • Comprehensive questions on technique for film analysis
  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay

These exercises are online

  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template

Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.