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L'année dernière à Marienbad
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Director:
Writer:
Alain Robbe-Grillet (scenario and dialogue)
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Release Date:
7 March 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It Has The "Marienbad Look"
Plot:
Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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(136 articles)
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User Reviews:
Meandering & trance-like See more (106 total) »

Cast

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Delphine Seyrig ... A - la femme brune
Giorgio Albertazzi ... X - l'homme à l'accent italien
Sacha Pitoëff ... M - l'autre homme au visage maigre, le mari
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
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Alan Edwards ... English Introduction (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alain Resnais 
 
Writing credits
Alain Robbe-Grillet (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Pierre Courau .... producer
Anatole Dauman .... producer
Robert Dorfmann .... co-producer
Raymond Froment .... producer
 
Original Music by
Francis Seyrig 
 
Cinematography by
Sacha Vierny 
 
Film Editing by
Jasmine Chasney 
Henri Colpi 
 
Production Design by
Jacques Saulnier 
 
Set Decoration by
Jean-Jacques Fabre 
Georges Glon 
André Piltant 
 
Costume Design by
Bernard Evein 
 
Makeup Department
Alexandre Marcus .... key makeup artist
Éliane Marcus .... makeup artist (as Elyane Marcus)
 
Production Management
Michel Choquet .... post-production supervisor
Jean-Jacques Lécot .... assistant production manager
Léon Sanz .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean Léon .... first assistant director
Florence Malraux .... second assistant director
Volker Schlöndorff .... second assistant director (as Volker Schloendorff)
 
Art Department
Jean-Jacques Fabre .... assistant art director
Georges Glon .... assistant art director
Charles Merangel .... set dresser
André Piltant .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Robert Cambourakis .... sound assistant
Jean-Claude Marchetti .... sound
Jean Nény .... sound re-recording mixer
René Renault .... sound
Guy Villette .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Balthazard .... key grip
Philippe Brun .... camera operator
Guy Delattre .... first assistant camera
Elie Fontanille .... chief electrician
François Lauliac .... second assistant camera
Georges Pierre .... still photographer
René Stocki .... key grip
 
Music Department
André Girard .... conductor
Marie-Louise Girod .... musician: Orgue
 
Other crew
Sylvette Baudrot .... script girl
Jean Fouchet .... title designer
Noelle Gillmor .... english subtitles: original version with subtitles
Janine Thaon .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'année dernière à Marienbad" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
94 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
"Marienbad" is the German name of the spa town Mariánské Lázne, Czech Republic.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Exterior night scenes were shot day-for-night, but the sky and reflections of it were allowed in the frame, and they appear as bright white instead of black. This may have been intentional to emphasize the surreality of the film.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bed & Board (1970)See more »

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26 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Meandering & trance-like, 22 November 2000
Author: Afracious from England

This mysterious film shows us a man and a woman in an extravagant and capacious hotel. The man insists that he had an affair with the lady last year in Marienbad (or was it somewhere else?) The woman denies it, and just wants the man to leave her alone. Perhaps the man did meet her, perhaps he didn't. Resnais puts the pieces there and lets us take what we can from it.

The beautiful looking establishment, complete with gardens of splendour, is an eerie setting for the film. The guests seem like they are in a trance most of the time. A card game is shown where a man cannot be beaten, he claims. The cinematography is brilliant. Dark, then white, giving a blinking effect at times; and constantly switching between different locations. The music throughout the film sounds like it's from an old church organ. I can understand why this film will put off some people, because it doesn't explain much, and does meander at a pedestrian pace. But approached in the right mood, and watched in a dark room, this is a film to appreciate. Peter Greenaway thinks so; the film was influential in the making of The Draughtsman's Contract, and is (supposedly) the film Greenaway most admires.

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