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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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Luce Garcia-Ville ...
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Héléna Kornel ...
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Françoise Spira ...
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Karin Toche-Mittler
Pierre Barbaud ...
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Wilhelm von Deek ...
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Jean Lanier ...
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Gérard Lorin ...
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Davide Montemurri ...
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Gilles Quéant ...
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Gabriel Werner
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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 <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>

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It Has The "Marienbad Look"

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

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$143,381 (USA) (8 August 2008)
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[X wanders through the hotel's corridors cataloging items he sees]
X: Empty salons. Corridors. Salons. Doors. Doors. Salons. Empty chairs, deep armchairs, thick carpets. Heavy hangings. Stairs, steps. Steps, one after the other. Glass objects, objects still intact, empty glasses. A glass that falls, three, two, one, zero. Glass partition, letters.
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Genuine Art Film
2 September 2000 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Years come and go, but "Marienbad" seems to remain the same--intriguing, challenging, stimulating, and moving. Alain Resnais' classic emerges as a timeless work, with a memorable score (utilizing unique pipe organ music) by Francis Seyrig and striking photography by Sacha Vierny. Delphine Seyrig and Giorgio Albertazzi play out their "roles" amidst dark corridors, empty halls, baroque statuary and geometric gardens. Time seems to stand still in the world of Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet, as our rapt attention is focused on its distinctive unfoldment. The meaning seems to be in the work and the solution in the problem. We simply take it in and allow it to speak for itself.

"Marienbad" is one of those films which requires a full- size widescreen and an excellent print to weave its haunting magic. It's a one-of-a-kind film experience, and one to which one can return again and again to enjoy as a mystery, romance or meditation.


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