Les Enfants Terribles

Les Enfants Terribles

105 mins | Drama | March 29, 1950

Elisabeth and her brother Paul live isolated from much of the world after Paul is injured in a snowball fight. As a coping mechanism, the two conjure up a hermetic dream of their own making. Their relationship, however, isn't exactly wholesome. Jealousy and a malevolent undercurrent intrude on their fantasy when Elisabeth invites the strange Agathe to stay with them -- and Paul is immediately attracted to her.

Les Enfants Terribles

105 mins | Drama | March 29, 1950

Les Enfants Terribles
Elisabeth and her brother Paul live isolated from much of the world after Paul is injured in a snowball fight. As a coping mechanism, the two conjure up a hermetic dream of their own making. Their relationship, however, isn't exactly wholesome. Jealousy and a malevolent undercurrent intrude on their fantasy when Elisabeth invites the strange Agathe to stay with them -- and Paul is immediately attracted to her.
IMDb rating 7.1
Producers Melville Productions
Original title Les Enfants terribles
Directors Claude Pinoteau, Jean-Pierre Melville, Serge Bourguignon
Writers Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean Cocteau

Cast

Nicole Stéphane

as Elisabeth

Renée Cosima

as Dargelos / Agathe

Jacques Bernard

as Gerard

Jean Cocteau

as Narrator (voice)

Melvyn Martin

as Michael

Maria Cyliakus

as The Mother

Jean-Marie Robain

as Headmaster

Maurice Revel

as Doctor

Adeline Aucoc

as Mariette

Emile Mathys

as Vice Principal

Roger Gaillard

as Gerard's Uncle

Karin Lannby

as The Mother