New Movies: The Two of Us

A cheerful, warm, funny and charming film about antiSemitism? The Two of Us is that happy anomaly, thanks to the performances of two outstanding character actors: a 73-year-old man and a nine-year-old boy.

The boy (Alain Cohen) is the son of a Jewish couple living in the occupied France of World War II, when being inconspicuous was the best hope for avoiding the concentration camp. But it is hard for a high-spirited nine-year-old not to be noticed. For the sake of safety, he is packed off to live with the peasant parents of...

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