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Memoir of Pain

Memoir of Pain

A Feature film by Emmanuel Finkiel

Produced by Les Films du Poisson

Release in France : 24/01/2018

    Synopsis

    When she finds two old notebooks in a forgotten box, Marguerite Duras remembers her past and the unbearable pain of waiting. In the 1944 Nazi-occupied France, the young and brilliant author is an active Resistance member with her husband Robert Antelme. When he is deported by the Gestapo, she throws herself into a desperate struggle to get him back. She develops a chilling relationship with local Vichy collaborator Rabier and takes terrible risks to save Robert, playing a cat-and-mouse game of unpredictable meetings all over Paris. Does he really want to help her? Or is he trying to dig up information about the anti-Nazi underground movement? Finally the war ends and camp victims return, an excruciating period for her, a long and silent agony after the chaos of the Liberation of Paris. But she continues to wait, bound to the torment of absence even beyond hope.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Poisson

    Foreign production companies :

    KNM, Versus Production, Need Productions

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Losange

    Co-productions :

    Cinéfrance, France 3 Cinéma, Same Player

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

    International releases (2)

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive producers :

    Laetitia Gonzalez, Yaël Fogiel

    Author of original work :

    Marguerite Duras

    Screenwriter :

    Emmanuel Finkiel

    Sound recordists :

    Antoine-Basile Mercier, Jean Goudier, Benoît Gargonne, David Vranken, Aline Gavroy, Emmanuel Croset

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Production Designer :

    Pascal Le Guellec

    Costume designers :

    Anaïs Romand, Sergio Ballo

    Assistant director :

    Amandine Escoffier

    Line producer :

    Nathalie Vallet

    Director of Photography :

    Alexis Kavyrchine

    Production manager :

    Tatiana Bouchain

    Editor :

    Sylvie Lager

    Casting :

    Antoinette Boulat, Richard Rousseau, Joanna Grudzinska

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Belgium)

    Production year :

    2017

    French release :

    24/01/2018

    Runtime :

    2 h 6 min

    Current status :

    Post Production

    Visa number :

    145.410

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1