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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
Dual-layer ed
[Chicago, Ill.] : Home Vision Entertainment ; [United States] : Criterion Collection, c2003
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997 .H57 2003    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Subject Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- Drama
Subject(s) World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war -- Drama
Feature films
Foreign films -- France
Physical Description 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (29 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Note - System Details DVD, Region 1 encoding, Doby digital mono
Language French dialogue with optional English subtitles
Note Booklet laid in container
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
Cast Emanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson
Credits Directors of photography, Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny ; editors, Henri Colpi, Jasmine Chasney ; music, Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco ; costume designer, Gerard Collery
Note MPAA rating: Not rated
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
Series Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 196
Alternate Author Resnais, Alain, 1922-
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
Argos Films
Como Films
Daiei Motion Picture (Firm)
Pathe Overseas Productions (Firm)
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)

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