Hiroshima mon amour is an acclaimed 1959 drama film directed by French film director Alain Resnais, with a screenplay by Marguerite Duras. It is the documentation of an intensely personal conversation between a French-Japanese couple about memory and forgetfulness. It was a major catalyst for the Nouvelle Vague (French New Wave), making highly innovative use of miniature flashbacks to create a uniquely nonlinear storyline.
The title literally translates from French to English as 'Hiroshima, My Love', though the film is almost always referred to by its original French title.
Emmanuelle Riva as Elle
Eiji Okada as Lui
Bernard Fresson as L'Allemand
Stella Dassas as La Mère
Pierre Barbaud as Le Père
2. At 14:25-14:29, there is a glimpse of the old City Hall building
Severely damaged by the atomic bomb, it has been left standing to serve as a reminder of the morning of August 6, 1945.
By the way, a co-worker of mine, who was just a baby at the time, was living just a mile or so from that building when the bomb was dropped. He survived of course, as did his brother, but his sister, who was playing outside, was not so lucky.