6.0/10
624
7 user 40 critic

Memoir of War (2017)

La douleur (original title)
Trailer
1:57 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
Marguerite must navigate through the hardships of the Liberation after losing her husband and starting a relationship with the enemy during the War.

Director:

Emmanuel Finkiel

Writers:

Marguerite Duras (novel), Emmanuel Finkiel (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Custody (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

Director: Xavier Legrand
Stars: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
A Decent Man (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Having just been injured in a mugging, Eddy earned the sympathy and attention of his estranged family and gotten back on his feet. The same cannot be said for Ahmed whose life starts ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Finkiel
Stars: Nicolas Duvauchelle, Mélanie Thierry, Driss Ramdi
Guy I (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Gauthier, a young journalist, learns through his mother that he's the illegitimate son of Guy Jamet, an aging French pop singer who was famous from the '60s to the '90s. As the old-time ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Lutz
Stars: Alex Lutz, Tom Dingler, Pascale Arbillot
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A journalist is sent by the Vatican to investigate a young girl claiming to be visited by the Virgin Mary.

Director: Xavier Giannoli
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Galatéa Bellugi, Patrick d'Assumçao
The Prayer (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Thomas is a drug addict. In an effort to put an end to his habit, he joins a community of former addicts who live isolated in the mountains and use prayer as a way to cure themselves.

Director: Cédric Kahn
Stars: Anthony Bajon, Damien Chapelle, Alex Brendemühl
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A teen boy comes back to his hometown during summer vacation in search for love (in 1994).

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Stars: Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King, a marriage between their respective heirs: Louis XV, age 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4-... See full summary »

Director: Marc Dugain
Stars: Lambert Wilson, Anamaria Vartolomei, Olivier Gourmet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw. Why should she distrust a friend of her parents' who offers to "tickle" her ? Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was ... See full summary »

Directors: Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer
Stars: Andréa Bescond, Karin Viard, Clovis Cornillac
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Margaux, 20, meets Margaux, 45. Turns out they're the same woman at two different stages of her life.

Director: Sophie Fillières
Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Agathe Bonitzer, Melvil Poupaud
The Wind Turns I (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Pauline, a young farmer, raises her animals far from the modern world. When Samuel arrives to install a wind turbine on the farm, her values and her love for Alex are put to the test.

Director: Bettina Oberli
Stars: Mélanie Thierry, Pierre Deladonchamps, Nuno Lopes
The Guardians (2017)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Women are left behind to work a family farm during the Great War.

Director: Xavier Beauvois
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Barbier
Stars: Pierre Niney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bourdon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mélanie Thierry ... Marguerite Duras épouse Antelme
Benoît Magimel ... Pierre Rabier
Benjamin Biolay ... Dionys Mascolo
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... François Mitterrand - alias François Morland
Emmanuel Bourdieu Emmanuel Bourdieu ... Robert Antelme
Anne-Lise Heimburger Anne-Lise Heimburger ... Mme Bordes
Patrick Lizana Patrick Lizana ... Georges Beauchamp
Shulamit Adar Shulamit Adar ... Madame Katz
Joanna Grudzinska Joanna Grudzinska ... Thérèse
Caroline Ducey ... La cliente du restaurant Saint-Georges
Salomé Richard ... Une femme au rapatriement à Orsay
Olivier Veillon Olivier Veillon ... Un camarade du réseau
Bertrand Schefer Bertrand Schefer ... Un camarade du réseau
Mathias Labelle Mathias Labelle ... Un camarade du réseau
Nathan Gabily Nathan Gabily ... Un camarade du réseau
Edit

Storyline

June 1944, France is still under the German occupation. The writer and communist Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife Marguerite Duras, writer and resistant, is torn by the anguish of not having news of her and her secret affair with her comrade Dyonis. She meets a French agent working at the Gestapo, Pierre Rabier, and, ready to do anything to find her husband, puts himself to the test of an ambiguous relationship with this troubled man, only to be able to help him. The end of the war and the return of the camps announce to Marguerite Duras the beginning of an unbearable wait, a slow and silent agony in the midst of the chaos of the Liberation of Paris.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

From the Life of Marguerite Duras, Bestselling Authout of The Lover

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Belgium | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Memoir of War See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,653, 19 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$103,636, 13 December 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of France for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

Connections

References The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

J'attendrai
Music by Dino Olivieri
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A near death experience
13 February 2018 | by neveloSee all my reviews

SUM UP : you read the book and liked it ? -> GO see the movie! Not read or read and not liked? -> GO see another movie!

STORY The story is about a wife that has no information about the return of her husband that went to war. So she tries to find out what happend to him.

NOTHING BUT PAIN The film is full of pain, and is very slow, just l ike the book I heard. I would say that, while the crew might have done a great job turning the book into a move, the movie was not enjoyable: I go to movies to feel emotions, and I did not feel any but pain in this one. I had to leave the movie after 1H30 min because I was just losing my time.

RATING 4 because the cast was nice, and as said, the crew did a fine job given the book..


8 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed