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Hiroshima mon amour

Influential post WW II drama about a French actress who in Hiroshima  has a short yet intense love affair with a Japanese architect. Both are traumatized by the war. 

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Hiroshima mon amour

Though director Alain Resnais never associated himself with the Nouvelle Vague, many consider his Hiroshima mon amour a highlight of the movement. Novelist Marguerite Duras wrote the script.

A French actress (Emmanuelle Riva), only referred to as 'Elle' (Her), travels to Hiroshima, the city that was destroyed by an atomic bomb in World War II, to play in a film about peace. She meets a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) — 'Lui' (Him) — and they have an affair, which eventually lasts 36 hours. Both are traumatized by the war; she had a forbidden lover, a young German soldier, he lost his family in the bombing. They see the world differently. "Toi, ton nom est Hiroshima."