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HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (HIROSHIMA MY LOVE) (WORLD CLASSICS COLLECTION)

Synopsis

One of the most influential films of all time, Alain Resnais' first feature is a beautifully realised parable of love and war set in bomb-ravaged Japan. Following Night and Fog, his devastating chronicle of the Nazi concentration camps, Resnais was asked to make a film about the atomic bomb, and responded with this moody masterwork, a love story in which a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) exorcise their memories of war during a torrid affair amid the ruins of Hiroshima. Utilizing an innovative flashback structure and Academy Award®-nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in a film that defined the French New Wave.

Extra Features

  • A Brilliant Career: The films of Alain Resnais - a discussion with Peter Hourigan, film tutor CAE Melbourne, and writer for Senses of Cinema - 50 mins
  • Umbrella Trailers

Cast

  • Eiji Okada
  • Emmanuelle Riva

Directors

  • Alain Resnais

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  • Running time 86 min
  • Region Worldwide
  • Format SD
  • Color Black & White
  • Language French
  • Catalogue No. DAVID3588
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Subtitles English
  • PG