Hiroshima Mon Amour (Criterion Collection)

Hiroshima Mon Amour (Criterion Collection)

Criterion/Voyager (1959)
Drama, Foreign, History
France | French | Color | 1h 30min
The Criterion Collection
| 1 disc
Region A
Keep Case
NR (Not Rated)

A young French actress is making an anti-war film in the rebuilt Japanese city of Hiroshima. Here, she has an affair with a Japanese architect, even though both of them are happily married. She will soon have to fly back home to Paris, but she spends one last night with her lover. At a café, she recounts the story of her first tragic love with a German soldier during the war....


Emmanuelle Riva Elle
Eiji Okada Lui
Stella Dassas Mother
Pierre Barbaud Father
Bernard Fresson German Lover

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Director Alain Resnais
Writer Marguerite Duras
Producer Anatole Dauman, Samy Halfon
Photography Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny
Musician Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco


Quantity 1
Seen it
Added Jul 21, 2017
Modified Mar 21, 2019


Bought at B&N summer sale 2017

Disc Features
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie
Interviews with director Alain Resnais from 1961 and 1980
Interviews with actor Emmanuelle Riva from 1959 and 2003
New interview with film scholar François Thomas, author of L’atelier d’Alain Resnais
New interview with music scholar Tim Page about the film’s score
Revoir “Hiroshima” . . . , a 2013 program about the film’s restoration
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones and excerpts from a 1959 Cahiers du cinéma roundtable discussion about the film

New cover by Sarah Habibi


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