A middle-aged woman, running a cafe in Paris, recognizes a tramp to be the husband she thought she lost in the war many years before and now he suffers from amnesia. –Inbaseline
Henri Colpi (15 July 1921, Brigue, Switzerland – 14 January 2006, Menton, France) was a French film editor and film director.
Colpi directed the 1961 film Une aussi longue absence, which is well-known for sharing the Palme d’Or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival with Viridiana, which was directed by Luis Buñuel.Une aussi longue absence was written by Marguerite Duras, featured Alida Valli in a major role, and included music by Georges Delerue. It also won the Louis Delluc Prize in 1960. His second feature Codine was also screening in competition at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, where Colpi won the prize for Best Screenplay.
Colpi is also noted as a film editor with about 20 credits, including Alain Resnais’ films Hiroshima mon amour (1961) and L’Année dernière à Marienbad (1963).
In addition to directing, editing, acting, sound recording, and a variety of functions in the post-War years, he was featured in a French television series, Histoire du cinéma français par… read more
AVAILABLE TO WATCH-- I found a copy online within the last 2 months (contact me if you're interested in finding out where)-- but now we need to find a script, or someone in our community of cinefiles to create a translation for those of us who aren't fluent in French! (I took a few classes in high school, but have forgotten most of it and wouldn't want to distribute an inaccurate translation...)