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Hiroshima mon amour
Hiroshima mon amour
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HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR

Directed by Alain Resnais
France, Japan, 1959
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

In postwar Hiroshima, a French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair. Their consuming mutual fascination compels them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering.

Synopsis

In postwar Hiroshima, a French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair. Their consuming mutual fascination compels them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering.

Our take

With an Academy Award®–nominated screenplay written by no less than Marguerite Duras, Alain Resnais’ French New Wave landmark is a painfully intimate mosaic of memories of love and suffering. Rendered through a startling, jagged flashback structure, this is one of the most beautiful films ever made.