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Muriel ou le Temps d'un Retour Details

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[[Performer~P108005~Alain Resnais~alainresnais]]'s third feature film, like his earlier [[Feature~V151837~Hiroshima Mon Amour~hiroshima]] and [[Feature~V28413~Last Year at Marienbad~lastyearatmarienbad]], is devoted to the vagaries of memory. The title character is seen only in the 8-millimeter films run over and over again by Bernard ([[Performer~P70505~Jean-Baptiste Thierée~jeanbaptistethierree]]). A veteran of the French/Algerian war, Bernard was obliged to participate in the torture murder of Muriel, an Algerian girl accused of sabotage. He is no more successful at recapturing or altering his past than is his stepmother Helene ([[Performer~P64679~Delphine Seyrig~delphineseyrig]]), who attempts to rekindle a romance with Alphonse ([[Performer~P37857~Jean-Pierre Kerien~jeanpierrekerien]]). Practically everyone else in the cast follows the lead of the leads by dwelling on Things Past to the detriment of the Present. [[Performer~P108005~Resnais~alainresnais]]' scriptwriter on Muriel ou le Temps d'un Retou was [[Performer~P263805~Jean Cayrol~jeancayrol]], whose earlier collaboration with the director yielded the celebrated short subject [[Feature~V35186~Night and Fog~nightandfog]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Delphine Seyrig Volpi Cup for Best Actress 1963 Winner

Cast

Delphine Seyrig
as Helene
Jean-Pierre Kerien
as Alphonse
Nita Klein
as Francoise
Claude Sainval
as de Smoke
Laurence Badie
as Claudie
Jean Champion
as Ernest
Julien Verdier
as The Stableman
Philippe Laudenbach
as Robert
Jean Dasté
as The Goat Man
Catherine de Seynes
as Angele
Gaston Joly
as Antoine, the Tailor

Crew

Alain Resnais
Director
Anatole Dauman
Producer
Jean Cayrol
Screenwriter
Sacha Vierny
Cinematographer
Claudine Merlin
Editor
Eric Pluet
Editor
Kenout Peltier
Editor
Jacques Saulnier
Production Designer
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