WIFF | FILMS

CHILDREN OF CHANCE, THE (LES ENFANTS DE LA CHANCE)

Review

Director:

Malik Chibane

Genre:

Comedy

Country:

France

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

French

Runtime:

95 Minutes

Description:

In a lucky misfortune, young Maurice Gutman narrowly escapes a round-up of Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris, after breaking his leg. Whisked away in an ambulance, he is forced to watch helplessly as his family is taken away. While treated for his injury, Maurice is diagnosed with tuberculosis and committed to a long-term-treatment facility in the suburb of Garches. There, isolated from the outside world and sheltered from German occupying forces, he forms a close bond with the other boys of the ward. As the war intensifies, the sympathetic chief physician and his hospital staff must resort to drastic measures to keep the Jewish patients safe from Nazi patrols.

The film is a testament to the resilience and bravery of youth.

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