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Hiroshima mon amour

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Original title
Hiroshima mon amour
Running time
88 min.
France France
Marguerite Duras
Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco
Sacha Vierny, Takahashi Michio (B&W)
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Co-production France-Japan
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. Nuclear Holocaust. Nouvelle vague (New Wave)
Synopsis / Plot
A young French actress is making an anti-war film in the rebuilt Japanese city of Hiroshima, which was devastated in a nuclear bomb blast at the end of the Second World War. Here, she has an affair with a Japanese architect, even though both of them are happily married. The actress admits that 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...
1959: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1960: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
1960: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film & Best Foreign Actress (Riva)
1960: Círculo de Críticos de Nueva York: Mejor película extranjera
1960: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1960: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Language Films
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