"Heartwarming. Four Stars" - Roger Ebert
"A lovely, sentimental reminiscence of childhood in wartime." - The New York Times
Cohen Film Collection presents this bittersweet coming of age story, Claude Berri’s THE TWO OF US is also a poignant drama of identity and heritage. When an 8-year-old Jewish boy (Alain Cohen) living in Nazi-occupied France is sent by his parents to live in the country with the Catholic parents of their friends, he is faced with a culture clash both religious and generational. As the grandfatherly Pepe, beloved character actor Michel Simon infuses the role with a gruff tenderness, his growing relationship with the boy a touching portrayal of connection in a broken world.