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Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

France/Japan/Mexico 90m, B&W
Director: Alain Resnais; Cast: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud

hiroshima-mon-amourHiroshima My Love is a complex and intimate conversation between a French woman and a Japanese man. In a non-linear style of story telling, their emotionally charged three-day encounter is told as a series of flashbacks in which they describe their experiences during WWII. This is a tragic and challenging film that juxtaposes their intense but brief meeting against graphic images of the horrific aftermath of the atomic bomb, as well as her story as a young woman who lost her German fiance, and was subsequently shamed by her community upon the liberation of her town (Klaus Ming February 2015).

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2 comments on “Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

  1. Marshall
    02/28/2015

    The opening scene of this movie destroys me. So brilliant.

    • Klaus
      03/01/2015

      A stunning film that I was forced to look away from a number of times.

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