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Hiroshima mon amour = [videorecording] = Hiroshima, my love. / Argos Films, Como Films, Daiei Motion Picture et Pathe Overseas Productions ; réalisation, Alain Resnais ; scenario et dialogues, Marguerite Duras ; directeurs de production, Sacha Kamenka, Shirakawa Takeo ; producteur délégué, Samy Halfon.

Resnais, Alain, 1922-2014 (Director). Kamenka, Sacha, 1910-1970 (Production manager). Shirakawa, Takeo. (Production manager). Halfon, Samy. (Producer). Duras, Marguerite. (Screenwriter). Riva, Emmanuèle. (Actor). Okada, Eiji, 1920-1995 (Actor). Dassas, Stella. (Actor). Barbaud, Pierre. (Actor). Fresson, Bernard, 1931-2002 (Actor). Takahashi, Michio. (Cinematographer). Vierny, Sacha, 1919-2001 (Cinematographer). Colpi, Henri. (Film editor). Chasney, Jasmine. (Film editor). Sarraute, Anne. (Film editor). Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992 (Composer). Fusco, Giovanni, 1906-1968 (Composer). Collery, Gerard. (Costume designer). Argos Films. (Added Author). Como Films. (Added Author). Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha. (Added Author). Pathe Overseas Productions. (Added Author). Home Vision Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Emmanuele Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library DVD 6133 37684001085840 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780026934 :
  • ISBN: 9780780026933
  • ISBN: 0780026934
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (29 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) inserted in container.
  • Edition: Dual-layer ed.
  • Publisher: [Chicago, Ill.] : Home Vision Entertainment ; 2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Special features: audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie ; vintage interviews with director Alain Resnais and actress Emmanuelle Riva ; new video interview with Emmanuelle Riva ; excerpts from Marguerite Duras' screenplay annotations, narrated over clips from the film ; isolated music and effects track ; illustrated booklet, featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones, excerpts from a 1959 "Cahiers du Cinéma" round-table discussion about the film, an essay on composer Giovanni Fusco by Russell Lack, and character portraits by Duras.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directors of photography, Takahashi Michio, Sacha Vierny ; editors, Henri Colpi, Jasmine Chasney, Anne Sarraute ; music, Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco ; costume designer, Gerard Collery.
Participant or Performer Note:
Emmanuele Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson.
Summary, etc.:
A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier.
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1 encoding, aspect ratio 1.33:1, Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Awards Note:
Cannes Film Festival, 1959
Subject: Love > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Motion pictures and the war > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Drama.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) > Drama.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) > History > Bombardment, 1945 > Drama.
Architects > Japan > Drama.
Actresses > France > Drama.
Genre: Foreign films.
Feature films.
Foreign films > France.

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