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Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
"L'année dernière à Marienbad" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  7 March 1962 (USA)
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In a strange chateau, a man insists to a woman that they have met before.



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Complete credited cast:
Giorgio Albertazzi ...
Sacha Pitoëff ...
Françoise Bertin ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel
Luce Garcia-Ville ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel
Héléna Kornel ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel
Françoise Spira ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel
Karin Toche-Mittler
Pierre Barbaud ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel
Wilhelm von Deek ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel
Jean Lanier ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel
Gérard Lorin ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel
Davide Montemurri ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel (as Davide Montemuri)
Gilles Quéant ...
Un personnage de l'hôtel
Gabriel Werner


In a huge, old-fashioned luxury hotel a stranger tries to persuade a married woman to run away with him, but it seems she hardly remembers the affair they may have had (or not?) last year at Marienbad. Written by Otto Oberhauser <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It Has The "Marienbad Look"




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Release Date:

7 March 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Last Year at Marienbad  »

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$19,113 (USA) (18 January 2008)


$143,381 (USA) (8 August 2008)

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X: I must have you alive. Alive, as you have already been every evening, for weeks, for months.
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Intriguing and fascinating film
18 December 2002 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

I am amazed by the plethora of negative comments surrounding this film. Having seen it for the first time recently I thought it one of the most creative representations of a Greek myth to date. It is the story of Orpheus, a hero who attempts to rescue his love from the underworld but must convince her to leave of her own free will. The film is set in a hotel and the surrounding gardens. The film is rich in symbolic imagery and the camera shots beautiful. The score leaves something to be desired but anyone who loves Greek mythology and good cinema should appreciate this film.

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