The Fire That Burns (1997)

Director
Christophe Malavoy

Main cast
Christophe Malavoy; Michel Aumont; Naël Marandin; Clément Van Den Bergh; Pierre-Arnaud Juin

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.


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