Le garçon sauvage 1951

Synopsis:

Based on the novel of the same name by writer Edouard Peisson, this Jean Delannoy film display one boy’s unconditional love for his mother, despite her tragic mistreatment of him. After being raised by a shepherd for the past 12 years, Simon (Pierre-Michel Beck) is reunited with his mother Marie (Madeleine Robinson). Marie is a prostitute in Marseilles and is now stable enough to welcome Simon back into her life. Unaware of her profession at first, Simon is happy to have his mom back, but in time he learns how she makes her living. This troubles Simon but he continues to love her, despite not loving her chosen profession. His anger toward this issue gets directed toward Marie’s louse of a boyfriend, Paul (Frank Villard), and the result is a heartfelt tale about love and family.

Directed by: Jean Delannoy
Written by: Henri Jeanson
Runtime: 112 minutes
Cast:
Frank Villard
Frank Villard
Paul 
Nicolas Amato
Nicolas Amato
Le complice 
Henri Arius
Henri Arius
Victor - le patron du café 
Edmond Beauchamp
Edmond Beauchamp
Gilles