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Program Title: Hiroshima Mon Amour
EASC Code: JH-24
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Region/Country: Japan
Language: Other
Subtitles: English
Subject: History, Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
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Release Date: 1959
Running Time: 90 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: A cornerstone of French cinema, Alain Resnais' first feature is one of the most influential films of all time. A French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. Utilizing an innovative flashback structure and an Academy Award-nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork.
Data Entry Date: 7/31/2007