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Marguerite Duras (1914–1996)


Ms. Duras was born in southern Vietnam and lost her father at age 4. The family savings of 20 years bought the family a small plot in Cambodia, but everything was lost in a single season's flooding. The disaster killed her mother as a result. After high school in Saigon, Ms. Duras left Indochina to study law in Paris. As a young woman, she worked ... See full bio »

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(age 81) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Lorry Writer
(1977)
The Children Writer
(1985)
(1959)
(1972)

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  Une journée à la mer (Short) (play "Agatha") (announced)
 2018 O que a noite rouba ao dia (play excerpts)
 2017 Algerian's flowers (Short) (adaptation)
 2017 Memoir of War (novel)
 2015 A Stormy Summer Night (novel "Dix heures et demie du soir en été")
 2008 Half Past Ten (novel "Dix heures et demie du soir en été")
 2008 Marguerite ou La vie tranquille (Video short) (written by)
 2008 The Sea Wall (novel)
 2004 Hanoi (Video short) (from the story by)
 2004 Vie matérielle (Short) (short story)
 2003 The Malady of Death (Short) (novel)
 2001 Cet amour-là (character)
 1998 Miragens (Short) (outline adaptation)
 1996 La Pluie d'été (TV Movie) (writer)
 1993 Écrire (Documentary short) (writer)
 1993 The Death of the Young English Aviator (Short documentary) (writer)
 1992 The Lover (based on the novel)
 1990 Le coupeur d'eau (Short) (short story)
 1990 Savannah Bay (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 The Beast of the Jungle (TV Movie) (play)
 1985 Das Mal des Todes (novella)
 1985 The Children (adaptation - scenario, dialogue) / (story "Ah! Ernesto!" - uncredited)
 1983 Il dialogo di Roma (writer)
 1982 En rachâchant (Short) (short story "Ah! Ernesto")
 1982 La musica (TV Movie)
 1981 L'homme atlantique (Short)
 1980 Hele dager i trærne (TV Movie) (novel: "Des journées entières dans les arbres")
 1979 Aurélia Steiner (Melbourne) (Short) (writer)
 1979 Le navire Night (writer)
 1978 Cesarée (Short) (writer)
 1978 Les mains négatives (Short) (writer)
 1977 Baxter, Vera Baxter (scenario)
 1977 The Lorry
 1976 La Musica (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta désert (play "India Song") / (screenplay)
 1975 India Song
  Nouvelles de Henry James (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1974) (dialogue - 1 episode, 1974)
- Ce que savait Morgan (1974) ... (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1974 La musica (TV Movie)
 1973 Særlige spor (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Nathalie Granger (written by: participation)
 1971 Jaune le soleil (novel)
 1971 Les papiers d'Aspern (TV Movie) (French adaptation)
 1970 La musica (TV Movie) (play one act)
 1969 Lievevrouwbedstro (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Naphosszat a fákon (TV Movie)
 1969 Destroy, She Said (play)
 1968 Diese Frau zum Beispiel (TV Movie) (novel)
 1968 Ganze Tage in den Bäumen (TV Movie) (play "Des Journées entières dans les arbres")
 1967 Skver (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 The Sailor from Gibraltar (novel "Le marin de Gibraltar")
 1967 The Music (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (play)
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Days in the Trees (1967) ... (story)
 1966 10:30 P.M. Summer (novel "Dix heures et demie du soir en été") / (screenplay)
 1966 La voleuse (dialogue)
 1966 Mademoiselle
 1965 Love Story (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La Musica (1965) ... (play)
 1965 The Moment of Peace (segment "Les rideaux blancs")
 1964 Nuit noire, Calcutta (Short)
 1964 Sans merveille (TV Movie)
 1963 The Sailor's Journey (dialogue)
 1963 Jeudi-théâtre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Le square (1963) ... (play)
 1963 Le square (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Square (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Seven Days... Seven Nights (adaptation) / (novel)
 1959 Le soleil de Pierre (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1959 Hiroshima Mon Amour (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1957 The Sea Wall (novel)
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Other Works:

(1970-1971 season) Her play, "A Place Without Doors," was performed in an American premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut before transferred to New York City. Barbrara Bray translated "L'Amante Anglaise." Brian Murray was director. John Conklin was set designer. Ronald Wallace was lighting designer. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

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Her favorite collaborator was Delphine Seyrig, whom she called "the greatest actress in France and possibly in the entire world". See more »

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Her movies often involve long voice-overs by their female leads See more »

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