1959. A French young woman has spent the night with a Japanese man, at Hiroshima where she went for the shooting of a film about peace. He reminds her of the first man she loved. It was during World War II, and he was a German soldier. The main themes of this film are memory and oblivion. Written by
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This film pioneered the use of jump cutting to and from a flashback, and of very brief flashbacks to suggest obtrusive memories. See more
After they leave the teahouse, a shot from the side shows Lui standing behind Elle to her left with a gap of about a foot and a half. The next frontal shot shows him standing directly behind her with only a small gap between them. See more
All these years I've been looking for an impossible love.
Referenced in La vérité si je mens!