One of the best films ever about war and its effects, FORBIDDEN GAMES also speaks beautifully to the need of children to construct their own fantasy world away from adult supervision.
Director Clement's most famous film carefully begins with its one action highlight, as refugees flee WWII Paris in the face of a Nazi attack. At a bottleneck on a bridge, German planes swoop down in perfect formation and strafe the confused column. Paulette (Fossey) is seen standing alone on the
bridge, her parents and dog dead. When someone throws the dog over the bridge, she goes after it and meets Michel (Poujouly), the 11 year-old son of peasants (Hubert and Courtal). The boy t...