After spending 10 years making documentary shorts which were distinguished by their boldly experimental editing--including the landmark NIGHT AND FOG (1955), about Nazi concentration camps--Alain Resnais made the extraordinary HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, which was originally intended to be a
documentary about the reconstruction of Hiroshima, but evolved into being his first feature-film.
A French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) making an anti-war film in Hiroshima, meets a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) and takes him back to her hotel room, where they make love. The next evening, they have a rendezvous at his house. He notes that his wife is away; she, too, admits that she ...