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Films By Alain Resnais

A young French actress has been making a film in Hiroshima. On the eve of her return to France she meets a Japanese architect. Hiroshima Mon Amour opens on their passionate embrace, she having discovered a love which revives memories of her first love in France, for a soldier of the German ... Read more
Claude Ridder has tried to shoot himself: he is picked up from the hospital by two strangers. taken on a mysterious car ride to a clinical centre, and prepared for an experiment in which he is shut into a kind of giant brain and sent back to relive one moment of time. The experimenters lose him ... Read more
"Life is a Novel"—Gothic novel, fairy tale and philosophical puzzle all in one seeming reputation of Napoleon's truism "la ... vie n'est pas un roman" (probably his version of "life wasn't meant to be easy"). ... The film opens deep in the Ardennes forest at the turn of the century A man of ... Read more
Resnais has built up his film on a counterpoint of present and past; the horrors of yesterday, shown in black and white, are interspersed with the remains of Auschwitz, filmed in colour. ... The title evokes the mood of the film - a form of meditation, calm, considered, unhysterical and ... Read more
Commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of the liberation of the German concentration camps by Allied Forces, Alain Resnais' famous documentary presents a shattering picture of the camp at Auschwitz and its history. The factual documents are contained within a lyrical, poetic narrative which ... Read more
Simon is secretly in love with Camille, but Camille has fallen for Marc. Marc is Simon's boss, and he's trying to sell an apartment to Odile, Camille's sister. Odile is determined to buy the apartment, despite silent disapproval from her husband, Claude. Claude looks unfavourably on Nicolas, who is ... Read more
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