1951-1960DramaFranceMichel BoisrondWar

Michel Boisrond – Le chemin des écoliers AKA Way of Youth (1959)

Paris, 1943. With the country still under Nazi occupation and commodities severely rationed, ordinary French people muddle through as best they can. Charles Michaud is a law-abiding man of impeccable morals who becomes duly anxious when he finds that his 17-year-old son Antoine has been regularly absconding from school. Little does he know that his wayward offspring has been busy engaging in black market activities with his friend Paul Tiercelin, so that he can earn enough money to keep his mistress Yvette in the manner to which she has grown accustomed.

To uncover what his son is up to, Charles confides his concerns in Paul’s father, the owner of a restaurant frequented by German officers that is supplied by black market produce. To deflect Charles’s attention from his son’s dubious exploits, Monsieur Tiercelin brings him into contact with Olga, a young woman of very easy virtue. Meanwhile, Antoine’s career as a black marketeer proves increasingly lucrative and the young man is soon taking delivery of a large consignment of champagne. Despite various attempts to distract him, it is not long before Monsieur Michaud discovers the truth about his son…
— James Travers

1.98GB | 1h 21m | 958×576 | mkv


Subtitles:English, French (muxed)

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