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

Imprint [Chicago, Ill.] : Home Vision Entertainment ; [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    F HIR    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    F HIR    Available
Description 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (29 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series Classic collection
Criterion collection ; 196
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 196.
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.
Credits Directors of photography, Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny ; editors, Henri Colpi, Jasmine Chasney ; music, Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco ; costume designer, Gerard Collery.
Cast Emanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Criterion collection
Motion pictures, French.
Added Author Resnais, Alain, 1922-2014-
Kamenka, Sacha, 1910-1970
Shirakawa, Takeo.
Halfon, Samy.
Duras, Marguerite.
Riva, Emmanuèle
Okada, Eiji, 1920-1995
Dassas, Stella.
Barbaud, Pierre
Fresson, Bernard, 1931-2002
Takahashi, Michio
Vierny, Sacha, 1919-2001
Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992-
Fusco, Giovanni, 1906-1968
Argos Films.
Como Films
Daiei Motion Picture (Firm)
Pathe Overseas Productions
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 0780026934
Standard No. 037429180723
Music No. HIR050 Home Vision Entertainment

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