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A Feature film by Alain Resnais

Produced by Argos Films

Release in France : 02/10/1963


    In the seacoast town of Boulogne, Hélène sells antique furniture, living with her step-son, Bernard, who's back from military duty in Algiers. An old lover of Hélène's comes to visit - Alphonse - with his niece Françoise; he too is back from Algiers, where he ran a café. Bernard speaks of his fiancée, Muriel, whom Hélène has not met. The narrative, like memory and intention, is jumpy, the past obscured by guilt, misperceptions, and missed possibilities. Appearances deceive, things change. As Hélène and Alphonse try to sort out a renewal, everyone seems off-kilter just enough to hint that all cannot end well. Can anyone know another?

    Source : IMDb.

    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Argos Films

    Foreign production company :

    Dear Film

    French distribution :

    Les Films de la Pléiade

    Associate producer :

    Les Films de la Pléiade

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Muriel (French: Muriel ou le Temps d'un retour, literally Muriel, or the Time of a Return) is a 1963 French film directed by Alain Resnais. It was Resnais's third feature film, following Hiroshima mon amour (1959) and L'Année dernière à Marienbad (1961), and in common with those films it explores the challenge of integrating a remembered or imagined past with the life of the present. It also makes oblique reference to the controversial subject of the Algerian war which had recently been brought to an end. Muriel was Resnais's second collaboration with Jean Cayrol, who had also written the screenplay of Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) (1955).

    Source : Wikipedia.

    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Anatole Dauman

    Adaptation :

    Jean Cayrol

    Screenwriter :

    Jean Cayrol

    Sound Recordist :

    Antoine Bonfanti

    Production Manager :

    Philippe Dussart

    Assistant editor :

    Claudine Merlin

    Music Composer :

    Hans-Werner Henze

    Costume designer :

    Lucilla Mussini

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean Nény

    Location Manager :

    Michel Choquet

    Assistant directors :

    Pierre Grunstein, Jean Léon, Florence Malraux

    Producers :

    Pierre Braunberger, Anatole Dauman

    Director of Photography :

    Sacha Vierny

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean-César Chiabaut, Jean Harnois

    Editors :

    Kenout Peltier, Eric Pluet

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvette Baudrot

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Saulnier

    Graphic Designer :

    Jan Lenica

    Still Photographer :

    Liliane de Kermadec

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    Feature film

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    Psychological drama

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    France, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 57 min

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