Hiroshima, My Love (Hiroshima Mon Amour) Movie Poster

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  • This film pioneered the use of jump cutting to and from a flashback, and of very brief flashbacks to suggest obtrusive memories.
  • Eiji Okada (playing Lui) did not know any French and was coached in pronouncing each syllable and memorized that order.
  • This started life as a documentary about the nuclear bomb drop on Hiroshima until Alain Resnais decided to include fictional elements.
  • Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
  • The film utilizes footage originally from the movie Hiroshima (1953) without ascribing credit.
  • The scene in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum early in the film includes several scenes from the 1953 Japanese film Hiroshima (1953), which starred Japanese actor Eiji Okada, who also plays the leading role in this movie. For obvious reasons, no footage that featured Okada from the earlier Japanese production was included.
  • This was the first feature film for Emmanuelle Riva. She had done some earlier work on television. Her film career would continue until her passing in January 2017 at the age of 89.
  • Ranked number 90 non-English-speaking film in the critics' poll conducted by the BBC in 2018.
  • This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #196.
  • Title translation: "Hiroshima, My Love". Hiroshima is the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan.
  • This film has a 100% rating based on 33 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
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