It is June 1940 and Hitler's army is advancing across France. The French army is all but destroyed and Paris is about to fall. Odile Chambert (Emmanuelle Beart ), recently widowed when her soldier husband was killed in an earlier battle, and her two children, thirteen year old Philippe (Gregoire Leprince-Rinquet) and his younger sister Cathy (Clemence Meyer), are fleeing from their home in Paris. As they slowly advance to the south on a road crowded with hundreds of other refugees a Nazi plane strafes the road killing many. Odile's car is destroyed by the bullets but she and her children are unharmed. Scared and confused, they are pushed away from the road and into the adjacent forest by a seventeen year old boy, with a shaven head, named Yvan (Gaspard Ulliel).
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The street smart Yvan guides them away from the roads and villages that are targets for German air strikes and shows them how to live off the land. They eventually find an abandoned house in a remote area which provides temporary refuge. Emotionally distraught over the loss of her husband and lacking the skills needed to live off the land in a country being overrun by an advancing army, Odile is forced to rely on Yvan for survival. But she is concerned about Yvan's mysterious past and his willingness to break into homes and steal supplies and valuables from the bodies of dead soldiers.
The review of this Movie prepared by Vadim Akhanov