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Nazi-occupied France 1944: Marguerite (Mélanie Thierry) fights with the Resistance alongside her husband Robert Antelme. When he is deported to Dachau, she befriends French collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) to gain information on his whereabouts. Marguerite waits in vain for Antelme’s return until she must confront the unimaginable…
Narrated by Mélanie Thierry from Duras’s writing, through fragmentary images, Finkiel brilliantly articulates her grief and pain, her emotions fraught with complexity and contradiction.
Director’s Note: Emmanuel Finkiel’s haunting and meditative adaptation of Marguerite Duras’s semi-autobiographical novel, La Douleur.
Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard
France’s official entry for the 2019 Academy Awards.
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2018 – November 14th to 25th.