Hiroshima, My Love

by Alain Resnais 1h31min France 1959
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Marguerite Duras and Alain Resnais interrogate how cinema can represents things and what is the limit of its language.

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Hiroshima, My Love
by Alain Resnais

An involving meditation on the potentials and limits of passion and pacifism featuring two "impossible" love affairs; one overshadowed by the bomb, one undercut by World War II exigencies.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Emmanuelle Riva : Elle
  • Eiji Okada : Lui
  • Bernard Fresson : L'amant allemand
  • And with: Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud


  • Director Alain Resnais
  • Scenario Marguerite Duras
  • Photo director Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny
  • Set Design Antoine Mayo, Esaka
  • Sound Pierre Calvet, René Renault, Shirô Yamamoto, Khozubara
  • Editing Henri Colpi, Anne Sarraute, Jasmine Chasney
  • Original music Giovanni Fusco, Georges Delerue
  • Producer Anatole Dauman
  • Production Compagny Argos Films
  • Distributor Argos Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1959
  • Release date for France06/10/1959
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench


  1. Cannes Films Festival 1959

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