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La Mémoire est-elle soluble dans l'eau ?

A Feature film by Charles Najman

Produced by Sem productions

Release in France : 13/11/1996

    Synopsis

    Summer 1995. Fifty years after the concentration camps were liberated. Every other year, Solange Najman goes to Evian with other former camp prisoners for treatment paid for by the German Government. Between comedy and tragedy, this film talks about life after Auschwitz in the surreal setting of a spa.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Sem productions

    French distribution :

    Pierre Grise Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Cinexport

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    Subject

    "Fifty years after the end of the war, with a despicable form of revisionism creeping out in the open, I felt it was high time to tell the story of the concentration camp survivors and tackle it, while it was still time, from a conniving, intimate viewpoint, that of a son and his mother. My mother, who acts out her own story here, talks about survival, the very taboo of survival. "How could I have survived ?" could have been the film's title. For some time now, the Shoah has been reduced to the status of a pure concept. I've deliberately gone against narrowly commemorative logic and trusted in film's power of representation. I wanted the survivors to be the living subjects of their own story. For some people, concentration camp survivors should be like the living dead of the archive footage. This fiction work where everything is true, this documentary where everything is staged, transgresses that unbearable rule. These Jews have been through hell, have resuscitated from among the dead and have returned to life. And I believe this lust for life to be the best possible personal revenge on the Nazi genocide. This film is above all a hymn to life that springs from the saddest song of death."
    (Charles Najman)

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean-Marc Rouget, Patrice Jacquet

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Novion

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Screenwriter :

    Charles Najman

    Sound Recordist :

    François de Morant

    Editor :

    Lise Beaulieu

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    13/11/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.150

    Visa issue date :

    30/09/1996

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66