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Hiroshima Mon Amour ()

Hiroshima mon amour (original title)
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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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Lui
Stella Dassas ...
Mother
Pierre Barbaud ...
Father
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German Lover
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(Dubbed Emmanuelle Riva) (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alain Resnais

Written by

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Marguerite Duras ... (dialogue)
 
Marguerite Duras ... (scenario)

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Anatole Dauman ... producer
Samy Halfon ... producer

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Georges Delerue
Giovanni Fusco

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Michio Takahashi ... (Japan) (as Takahashi Michio)
Sacha Vierny ... (France)

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Jasmine Chasney
Henri Colpi
Anne Sarraute

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Minoru Esaka ... (as Esaka)
Mayo
Petri
Lucilla Mussini ... (uncredited)

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Gerard Collery

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Alexandre Marcus ... key makeup artist (as A. Marcus)
Éliane Marcus ... hair stylist (as Eliane Marcus)

Production Management

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Sacha Kamenka ... production manager
Takeo Shirakawa ... production manager (as Shirakawa Takeo)

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T. Andrefouet ... assistant director
R. Guyonne ... assistant director
Hara ... assistant director
Itoi ... assistant director
Jean Léon ... assistant director (as J.P. Léon)
I. Shirai ... assistant director

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Miyakuni ... assistant set decorator

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Gilles Barberis ... audio restorer
Pierre-Louis Calvet ... sound engineer (as P. Calvet)
René Renault ... sound engineer (as R. Renault)

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Jean Chiabaut ... assistant camera (as J. Chiabaut)
Denys Clerval ... assistant camera (as D. Clerval)
Ito ... lighting technician
Goupil Watanabe ... camera operator

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Sylvette Baudrot ... script
Gérard Jarlot ... literary consultant
Nicole Seyler ... production secretary

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines ...from the measureless depths of a woman's emotions... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nijuuyojikan no jouji (Japan)
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour (United States)
  • Hiroshima, My Love (World-wide, English title)
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour (United Kingdom)
  • Hiroshima, min älskade (Finland, Swedish title)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia This film pioneered the use of jump cutting to and from a flashback, and of very brief flashbacks to suggest obtrusive memories. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Le contrôle de l'univers (1999). See more »
Quotes Elle: They make advertisements for soap. Why not for peace?
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