Contents: Family outing -- François at home -- Visit from the director -- Last night -- Leaving -- Children -- Home for Vincent -- Mr. and Mrs. Thierry -- First night -- New at school -- Not normal -- Grandma and Grandpa -- Close call -- At the movies -- Family gathering -- Morning papers -- Down the drain -- Nana's purse -- Wedding -- Death -- Sick -- Crime and punishment -- Uncertain future -- Color bars.Credits for all items not listed in the 245 field are from the accompanying booklet.In French with optional subtitles in English.Michel Terrazon, Marie-Louise Thierry, René Thierry, Marie Marc, Henri Puff, Linda Gutemberg, Raoul Billerey, Pierrette Deplanqe.Screenplay, Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat ; cinematography, Claude Beausoleil.Special features include: Autour de "L'enfance Nue" [featurette, black & white] (52 minutes); L'amour existe = Love exists / Pierre Braunberger presente ; un film de Maurice Pialat ; voix [voice], Jean Loup Reynold ; production Films de la Pléiade, (1960) (20 minutes); Kent Jones [featurette] (2010) (11 minutes); Maurice Pialat [featurette] (16 minutes); Arlette Langmann and Patrick Grandperret [featurette] (2003) (6 minutes); Booklet includes the essay "The Fly in the Ointment" by Phillip Lopate.Summary: François Fournier is a troubled ten-year-old who has been in foster care since he was four. But his is a "temporary placement," meaning that his parents can come back for him any time. They never do. The story begins with François being shuffled from one foster home to another, as his insecurity leads him to engage in increasingly destructive behavior. He is placed with an older couple named Thierry, the newest addition to a ménage that includes Mrs. Thierry's mother, a very young girl, and a high-school age boy. They aren't afraid to share their lives with this new houseguest, and the impressionable boy seems to be settling down. For François, things just are what they are--and he's usually "temporary." A fascinating portrait of childhood, which is also an indictment of a failing social system.