Based on the autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras
Emmanuel Finkiel (A Decent Man, Voyages)
MÃ©lanie Thierry (The Dancer, The Princess of Montpensier)
BenoÃ®t Magimel CESAR AWARDS WINNER (Standing Tall, The Piano Teacher, Against the wind)
Benjamin Biolay (Personal Shopper, Under the Rainbow)
CinÃ©france, Les Films du Poisson, KNM
2017 / Original language: French / Color / 1.85 / available in hd & 2k
In the 1944 Nazi-occupied France, young talented writer Marguerite is an active Resistance member with her husband Robert Antelme. When he is deported by the Gestapo, she dives 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 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? Then comes the end of the war and the return of camp victims, 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 and love.
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Official Selection - Festival de San Sebastian 2017
Croisic Film Festival - BEST ADAPTATION
Pessac International Film Festival History Film - AWARD JURY PRIZE
"A sombre, pensive and impressionistic filmâ
"MÃ©lanie Thierry delivers a remarkable performance"
âEmmanuel Finkiel ambitiously and gracefully takes on Marguerite Durasâs 'The War: A Memoir' "
âMÃ©lanie Thierryâs intensely contained lead performanceâ
"Thierry looks a strong front runner as Best Actress at the French equivalent of the Oscars, the Cesarsâ
The Hollywood Reporter
"MÃ©lanie Thierry is remarkable"
"Melancholy, bitterness, highly moving"
"****" / 4 stars
"MEMOIR OF PAIN keeps haunting you"
"An incredibly powerful film"
"****" / 4 stars
"MÃ©lanie Thierry sparkles"
"Un dimanche de cinÃ©ma"
"Don't miss this film"
"Melanie Thierry is exceptional"
"Melanie Thierry shines"
"MÃ©lanie Thierry: absolutely realistic"
"Indie film. Intelligent film"
"We love this film"
"A brilliant film"
"An exceptional adaptation"
"Benoit Magimel, impressively ambivalent"
"Sharp vision, infinitely graceful"
LE JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE
"The role of a lifetime"
"A masterful adaptation"
"MÃ©lanie Thierry captures the spirit of Marguerite Duras"
"Full of emotion"
"A film that is simply overwhelming"
"MÃ©lanie Thierry is brilliant"
FRANC E 3 "JT"
"A daring and thrilling film"
"MÃ©lanie Thierry at the height of her talent"
"A glowing and powerful cinematic experience"
"You have to go see this film right now"
"MÃ©lanie Thierry is magnificent in MEMOIR OF PAIN"
"A cinematic event"
"Melanie Thierry has definitely landed one of the most significant roles of her career."
"Her greatest role"
"A beautiful portrayal of women"
"MÃ©lanie Thierry is stunning"
"This is MÃ©lanie Thierry's greatest role"
"Emmanuel Finkiel adapts Duras' novel magnificently"
"A heart-wrenching, disturbing adaptation"
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