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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 »
User Reviews:
High Water Mark See more (109 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Edwards ... English Introduction (uncredited)

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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Trivia:
The characters in the hotel attend a performance of a Henrik Ibsen play. Director Alain Resnais discovered Delphine Seyrig in an American stage production of Ibsen's "Enemy of the People".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:
Featured in Dans le labyrinthe de Marienbad (2009) (V)See more »

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32 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
High Water Mark, 10 March 2005
Author: matt from st louis, missouri

After hearing about this film countless times in various interviews and critics books *particularly interviews with Peter Greenaway* I finally decided to give it a shot. And this film has definitely shot into my top five films of all time overnight.

Resnais does a good amount of things in this film that he had tried in 'Hiroshima Mon Amour', but they are all done more effectively in this, his follow-up to Hiroshima. The way the characters interact with each other and with the audience is perfect on every level, driving the confusion of the situation further into your mind as well as the characters. The editing is flawlessly non-linear and non-traditional, the cinematography is some of the best of the period. The setting in the hotel often reminded me of Kubrick's 'The Shining', with the paranoid music and long tracking shots.

I would say the best way to describe this film is 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' with a good touch of Bunuel thrown in. It is intentionally bizarre and leaves much interpretation to the viewer, but never strays into idiotic territory. 9 out of 10.

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