by Nobuhiro Suwa
Script: Nobuhiro Suwa
Cinematographer: Caroline Champetier
Editing: Nobuhiro Suwa
Sound: Nobuyuki Kikuchi
Art Director: China Hayashi
Music: Haruyuki Suzuki
Cast: Béatrice Dalle, Hiroaki Umano, Kou Machida, Nobuhiro Suwa, Caroline Champetier
Production : Suncent Cinemaworks Inc.
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35 mm, Colour, 112 min,
OV Japanese with French Subtitles
Un Certain Regard - Cannes Film Festival 2011
Director Nobuhiro Suwa has gathered a team in Hiroshima, his native town, to shoot a remake of Alain Resnais's film Hiroshima My Love. Actress Béatrice Dalle and cinematographer Caroline Champetier have joined Suwa to assist him in this delicate historical re-creation. Can one shoot such film forty years later without knowing the war and its damages? Cultural gap, times gap, language gap, the remake is not possible. A second film then starts, it is the encounter between an actress and a Japanese writer communicating in silence. Hiroshima is introduced without being shown; the heavy past is present without being evocated.
Should one do a remake or make differently? This Franco-Japanese collaboration with camerawoman Caroline Champetier and actress Béatrice Dalle will be carried with the film A Perfect Couple.