Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

From the measureless depths of a woman's emotions...

  • Genre: Drama, History, Romance
  • Release Date: 1959-06-10
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 711 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Argos Films
  • Production Country: France, Japan
  • Director: Alain Resnais
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The deep conversation between a Japanese architect and a French actress forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple -- lovers turned friends -- recount, over many hours, previous romances and life experiences. The two intertwine their stories about the past with pondering the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb dropped on the city.

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  • Emmanuelle Riva

    as Elle
  • Eiji Okada

    as Lui
  • Stella Dassas

    as Mother
  • Pierre Barbaud

    as Father
  • Bernard Fresson

    as German Lover
Production Anatole Dauman Producer
Sound Georges Delerue Original Music Composer
Camera Sacha Vierny Director of Photography
Directing Alain Resnais Director
Production Samy Halfon Producer
Writing Marguerite Duras Screenplay
Art Mayo Production Design
Sound Giovanni Fusco Original Music Composer
Camera Michio Takahashi Director of Photography
Editing Jasmine Chasney Editor
Editing Anne Sarraute Editor
Editing Henri Colpi Editor
Art Minoru Esaka Production Design
Production Sacha Kamenka Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Alexandre Marcus Makeup Artist
Art Lucilla Mussini Production Design
Art Petri Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Gerard Collery Costume Design
Production Takeo Shirakawa Production Manager