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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

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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)


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.

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Full credits (7)

Executive producers :

Laetitia Gonzalez, Yaël Fogiel

Screenwriter :

Emmanuel Finkiel

Editor :

Sylvie Lager

Costume designer :

Anaïs Romand

Author of original work :

Marguerite Duras

Sound Recordist :

Antoine-Basile Mercier

Production Designer :

Pascal Le Guellec

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Belgium

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Belgium)

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Runtime :

2 h 6 min

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Post Production

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