About

The deep conversation between a Japanese architect and a French actress forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple -- lovers turned friends -- recount, over many hours, previous romances and life experiences. The two intertwine their stories about the past with ponderi...

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Directed by

Alain Resnais

Written by

Marguerite Duras (Screenplay)

Runtime

92 minutes

Country

Japan, France

Language

French

Tagline

From the measureless depths of a woman's emotions...

Cast

Keywords

family lover extramarital affair spectacle france nouvelle vague black and white atomic bomb new love architect return hiroshima

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#112 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen