This is a typical French film from it’s period. It’s about three children who form an unnaturally close bond that ultimately is their undoing. Two are brother and sister, the other a close friend. I say it is unnaturally close because when a fourth person enters the picture and creates the possibility of taking one of them away from the others, things come undone. Ultimately, two of the three of them die as a result. The movie isn’t really bad, it does depict these children as only the French seem to have the talent for doing. However, it doesn’t really reward the viewer with anything meaningful so I say only see it if you really are in to French film or the director Jean-Pierre Melville. Everybody else can save their time and see Melville’s brilliant Bob Le Flambeur (1956). A far, far better film.