#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A French woman and a Japanese man have an affair while she is in Japan making a film about peace and the impact of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, The man, an architect, lost his family in the bombing. She recalls her lover during the war, a 23 year-old German soldier who later died. Despite the time they spend together, her attachment appears minimal and they go forward into the future.
Plot: The deep conversation between a Japanese architect and a French actress forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple — lovers turned friends — recount, over many hours, previous romances and life experiences. The two intertwine their stories about the past with pondering the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb dropped on the city.
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From Nevers to Hiroshima, the horror of oblivion
The first 15 minutes of this movie were very exciting for me: visually, thematically, aesthetically, philosophically and just on a purely cinematic level, it sent shivers down my spine. As the movie unfolds, it becomes more challenging and less accessible, also more difficult to take in on a purely aesthetic and emotional level, though it finally has the power to truly engage you intellectually, as a complex character study in a novel would. It is an emotional movie despite being so very unemotionally executed a Resnais trademark, from what I can see.
It’s a funny coincidence that in the last six months or so, I’ve seen quite a few movies featuring women having their heads shaved just after WWII as punishment for having had affairs with German soldiers. This was the most challenging of the batch, bringing home the full sense of the “horror of oblivion”, as the “Lui” character comments on “Elle”‘s condition at one point. Hiroshima Mon Amour also reminded me of Antonioni a little, rather than the other Resnais movie that I’d seen which was also about memory: Muriel ou Le temps d’un retour. Hiroshima evokes Antonioni in a paradoxical way, since it was thematically the opposite of the Italians’ movies. In Hiroshima, a man and a woman were doing the opposite of being alienated from one another, though also in a desolate emotional land/cityscape that could be superficially called Antonionian.
Regarding people calling it Nouvelle Vague, in my view this is a one of a kind movie and no more New Wave than Notti di Cabiria is Neo-realist. It is also quite obviously a literary movie halfway between cinema and literature in nature, and very unique for it. By the way, did Emmanuelle Riva (“Elle”) remind anyone even vaguely of Irène Jacob as Veronique in Kieslowski’s movie?
It’s funny, I don’t know if anyone in my class actually liked it; when the prof tried to start discussion on it no one had anything to say. When it came to Breathless, 400 Blows, Jules & Jim, Paris Belongs to Us, any of the other films thus far, the discussion was constantly flowing, but for this film, there was nothing. I don’t know if that really means that people didn’t like it, but it’s not a good sign.
As for me, well….. I’ve been trying to come up with my reasons, and I’m not sure if I can be any more eloquent than “it was boring”. I try never to use that excuse as the main reason to dislike a film, but it was unfortunately true of this film. I was never enthralled or involved with the story or the characters at all; the tale that the girl tells in the middle of the film that takes up a big chunk of it made me feel absolutely nothing at all. I simply didn’t care for the characters. I also felt like the Japanese guy was never able to tell his story; I suppose the opening scene showing the tragedy of Hiroshima is kinda his story, but he’s definitely not given enough time to express himself. It seems to be to be merely the girl whining for much of the film.
I also had a real problem with the abstractness. I have no real problem with abstractness, but I like there to be something physical for it to build off of. There was none of that here. It was just abstract for the sake of being abstract. I don’t know if I didn’t get it, but I really didn’t care to. I did like the opening scene, as I felt it really got its point across well, but the rest of the film just didn’t follow from it.
This is coming across as a really negative review, and I really didn’t mean it that way. It wasn’t terrible, just pretty disappointing. The use of flashbacks is pretty innovative, and I liked the way it played with image and sound. But the story was weak bordering on non-existent, the characters totally unlikeable, and the themes utterly impassable. I don’t think I’ll check out Resnais’ other work, as if it’s anything like this, I don’t think I’ll like it.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Alain Resnais
Writer Marguerite Duras (dialogue), Marguerite Duras (scenario)
Actors Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud
Country France, Japan
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations.
Production Company Como Film, Argos Films, Daiei Studios, Pathé Entertainment
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP), 35 mm