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Visages d'enfants

Silent Film

AKA: Faces of Children

Country: France, Switzerland

Genre: Drama



Swiss boy Jean Amsler is inconsolable when his mother dies. His father is also in mourning, but eventually remarries a woman who already has a daughter of her own. Neither his father nor his new stepmother understand the depth of Jean's grief, or the hurt that the various changes to the household are causing him. Finally, Jean plays a trick on his stepsister, hoping to get her into trouble - but it goes horribly wrong, and she nearly dies. Jean's remorse is met simply by his parents' brooding silence and contempt; and eventually, feeling unloved and rejected, Jean decides to run away...


  • Directed by the great Belgian director and screenwriter Jacques Feyder (1885-1948)
  • The Profile picture on this page shows Jean Forest in a publicity photo for this film, attired in the clothes he wears for his mother's funeral at the beginning of the movie.
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  • Jean Forest
    (Jean Amsler)
  • Victor Vina
  • Pierrette Houyez
  • Rachel Devirys
  • Arlette Peyran
  • Suzy Vernon

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