HIROSHIMA, MY LOVE
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
France, Japan 1959, 90 min
Here is an 'impossible' love story between two people struggling with the imagery of a distant war. At the end of this romantic, poignant movie about leave takings and responsibilities, the two fateful lovers meet in a cafe. Resnais gives us a rare establishing shot of the location. 'He' is going to meet 'She' for the last time at a bar called "The Casablanca" - right here in the middle of Hiroshima! It's still the same old story. A fight for love and glory. A case of do or die. The world will always welcome lovers. As time goes by.
James Monaco in his book on Resnais
DIR: ALAIN RESNAIS
Scr: Marguerite Duras, DoP: Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny, Music: Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco, Ed: Jasmine Chasney, Henri Colpi, Anne Sarraute, Cast: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Prod: Argos Film (Anatole Dauman, Samy Halfon), Print: Ministére des Affaires Étrangéres (Paris), Format: 35mm, Language: French, Japanese, English, Subt: Estonian