MEMOIR OF WAR

LA DOULEUR

By Emmanuel FINKIEL

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Drama - Completed 2017

1944 Paris. When her husband is arrested by the Gestapo, then deported, Marguerite suffers the long and silent agony of waiting for his return.

Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2017
Official selection
RDV Unifrance 2018
COLCOA 2018
West Coast Premiere
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 125 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Emmanuel FINKIEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Nathalie VALLET (Les Films du Poisson)
    • Synopsis
    • When she finds two old notebooks in a forgotten box, Marguerite Duras remembers her past and the unbearable pain of waiting.

      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.