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Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Hiroshima mon amour (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 16 May 1960 (USA)
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

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Elle (as Emmanuele Riva)
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A French woman and a Japanese man have an affair while she is in Japan making a film about peace and the impact of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, The man, an architect, lost his family in the bombing. She recalls her lover during the war, a 23 year-old German soldier who later died. Despite the time they spend together, her attachment appears minimal and they go forward into the future. Written by garykmcd

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When God's silence falls upon men. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,494, 17 October 2014, Limited Release

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$88,300, 2 January 2015
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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When Elle leaves the hotel to go the set, she is wearing a nurse's uniform with a headscarf and carrying a black handbag. When Lui meets her on the set, she is now wearing a skirt and blouse and still has the headscarf. When they leave the set, the headscarf is left behind. When they get to Lui's house, she now has a white jacket. See more »

Quotes

Lui: And then one day, my love, does eternity come to an end?
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Edited into Pommes d'amour (2001) See more »

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If I could make one film, this would be it!
25 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Quite simply the most touching, inspiring and turbulent film I have ever seen. Although not as gripping as an action film, this piece causes the same emotional rollercoaster.

Resnais, with only 2 characters and 90 minutes manages to capture the extremes of life. The delight of first love and the passion of lust is opposed by the pitfalls of human nature - the way we forget even those things we try, so hard, to keep hold of.

I understand how many people may find this film tedious, admittedly the narrative is hardly full of excitement however it reflects humanity so perfectly, and so deeply, that the film almost hurt as I recognised so much of my own life within it.

As said, as good as any action film!


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