Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima My Love) (World Classics Collection)

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  • A Brilliant Career: The films of Alain Resnais - a discussion with Peter Hourigan, film tutor CAE Melbourne, and writer for Senses of Cinema - 50 mins 
  • Umbrella Trailers

Disc type: DVD
No. of discs: 1
Running time: 86
Audio format: Mono
Region: 4
Format: PAL
Colour: Black & White
Languages: French
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Image ratio: 1.33:1
Subtitles: English
Year of Production: 1959
Release Date: 07 December 2016


One of the most influential films of all time, Alain Resnais' first feature is a beautifully realised parable of love and war set in bomb-ravaged Japan. Following Night and Fog, his devastating chronicle of the Nazi concentration camps, Resnais was asked to make a film about the atomic bomb, and responded with this moody masterwork, a love story in which a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) exorcise their memories of war during a torrid affair amid the ruins of Hiroshima. Utilizing an innovative flashback structure and Academy Award ®-nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in a film that defined the French New Wave.

Director: Alain Resnais

Cast: Eiji Okada, Emmanuelle Riva

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