24 September 2018 | dbdumonteil
Hope I'll die before get old ...
Eight children live on an island in Brittany ;like those of "the buttons war" ,they do not want to grow up to become like the adults they meet.
Aimed at the children's market ,but with a screenplay too complicated for them -and I do not mention nudity-,this movie did not find its audience ...
An old lady knows a lot of tales of long ago ,about a sailor she formerly knew, about a treasure from WW2.The children,spellbound, listen to her and never get tired of her story which is almost always the same .When she dies ,they are not convinced :people say it's an accident but "did she fall in the stairs or was she pushed?"
It is a confusing movie:
At its best ,the film has a sense of mystery and takes advantage of the location ;at its worst,it's Enid Blyton's "the famous five" who investigate ,without a dog but with four more members in their club.Fortunately,the cast includes good actors: Jacques Dufilho,Brigitte Fossey and,in one of his last parts,Jean Marais .