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The Long Absence

The Long Absence

A Feature film by Henri Colpi

Produced by Procinex, Societé Cinématographique Lyre

Release in France : 17/05/1961

    Synopsis

    Therese (Alida Valli) runs a café in Paris; she lost her husband when he disappeared sixteen years earlier, and, while time has healed some of her wounds, she's still a lonely person. One day, a tramp (Georges Wilson) passes by humming a familiar tune, and Therese is convinced that the vagabond is her husband. She follows him to his home, a tiny shack by the river, and tries to question him about his past. She discovers that the tramp suffers from amnesia and has no clear memory of his past. Therese brings him back to her cafe in hopes of jogging his memory and renewing the love they once knew.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Procinex, Societé Cinématographique Lyre

    French distribution :

    Cocinor

    Foreign production company :

    Galatea

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    The Long Absence shared the Palme d'Or prize with the film Viridiana at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.

    Full credits (10)

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Marguerite Duras, Gérard Jarlot

    Producer :

    Jacques Nahum

    Director of Photography :

    Marcel Weiss

    Editors :

    Jasmine Chasney, Jacqueline Meppiel

    Music Composer :

    Georges Delerue

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1961

    French release :

    17/05/1961

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    23853

    Visa issue date :

    10/05/1961

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1961

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1961)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards