CHILDREN OF CHANCE

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Director: Malik Chibane | France | 2016 | Drama | French | English subtitles | 100 mins

 

Synopsis

In the tender coming-of-age drama THE CHILDREN OF CHANCE, a Jewish boy finds friendship, camaraderie and safety in the shelter of a children’s hospital in Nazi-occupied France. Set in Paris, July 1942: A broken leg is a blessing in disguise for Maurice Gutman, a young Jewish boy who is taken away by ambulance just as the Jews of Paris are being rounded up by the French police. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, Maurice is sheltered in a children’s hospital ward. As the war intensifies, the chief physician and senior nurse resort to drastic measures to keep Maurice and the other Jewish patients safe. Based on a true story, this film is a testament to the resilience and bravery of youth.

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