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Muriel, or The Time of Return

Muriel ou Le temps d'un retour

Directed by Alain Resnais
France, 1963


Hélène, a widow, sells antiques from the apartment she shares with her stepson, Bernard. Bernard is haunted by his participation in the torture and murder of a young woman named Muriel while serving as a soldier in the war in Algeria. One the most powerful classics in Alain Resnais’ work.

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Muriel, or The Time of Return Directed by Alain Resnais

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1963 | 3 wins including: Best Actress

BFI London Film Festival

1963 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy

San Francisco International Film Festival


The New York Film Festival


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