Muriel ou le Temps d'un Retour

Muriel ou le Temps d'un Retour

Director: Alain Resnais Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kerien, Nita Klein

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Overview

Alain Resnais's third feature film, like his earlier Hiroshima Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad, 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 (Jean-Baptiste Thierée). 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 (Delphine Seyrig), who attempts to rekindle a romance with Alphonse (Jean-Pierre Kerien). Practically everyone else in the cast follows the lead of the leads by dwelling on Things Past to the detriment of the Present. Resnais' scriptwriter on Muriel ou le Temps d'un Retou was Jean Cayrol, whose earlier collaboration with the director yielded the celebrated short subject Night and Fog.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/19/2016
UPC: 0715515181716
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 5,926

Special Features

Excerpt from the 1980 documentary Une approche d'Alain Resnais, révolutionnaire discret; Excerpt from a 1969 interview with actor Delphine Seyrig; Interview with composer Hans Werner Henze from 1963; New interview with film scholar François Thomas, author of L'atelier d'Alain Resnais; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Delphine Seyrig Helene
Jean-Pierre Kerien Alphonse
Nita Klein Francoise
Jean-Baptiste Thierree Bernard
Claude Sainval de Smoke
Laurence Badie Claudie
Françoise Bertin Actor
Catherine de Seynes Angele
Gaston Joly Antoine, the Tailor
Yves Vincent Actor
Julien Verdier The Stableman
Gerard Lorin Actor
Jean Champion Ernest
Jean Dasté The Goat Man
Philippe Laudenbach Robert

Technical Credits
Alain Resnais Director
Jean Cayrol Screenwriter
Anatole Dauman Producer
Hans Werner Henze Score Composer
Claudine Merlin Editor
Kenout Peltier Editor
Eric Pluet Editor
Jacques Saulnier Production Designer
Sacha Vierny Cinematographer

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