Muriel, or The Time of Return

Muriel ou Le Temps d’un retour

At the coastal town of Boulogne, Hélène lives with her stepson, Bernard, who has just returned from his military service in Algeria. An old lover of Hélène, Alphonse, who was also in Algeria, visits them with his niece, Françoise. Bernard keeps talking about his fiancée, Muriel, whom none of them has seen. While Alphonse and Hélène try to reconnect, everyone seems to be at a distressing emotional state, off balance, as the past haunts them in different ways, sinking them into guilt for all the lost opportunities.

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Direction: Alain Resnais
Script: Jean Cayrol
Cinematography: Sacha Vierny
Editing: Kenout Peltier, Eric Pluet
Sound: Antoine Bonfanti
Music: Hans Werner Henze
Actors: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein
Production: Argos Films
Producers: Pierre Braunberger, Anatole Dauman, Carlo Fedier, Robert Haggiag
Co-production: Alpha Productions
Costumes: Lucilla Mussini
Make Up: Alexandre Marcus, Éliane Marcus
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Italy
Production Year: 1963
Duration: 116'
Contact: Tamasa Distribution

Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Same Old Song (1997) and My American Uncle (1980). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He died on March 1, 2014 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.


1959 Hiroshima Mon Amour
1961 Last Year at Marienbad
1963 Muriel
1966 The War Is Over
1968 I Love You, I Love You
1974 Stavisky
1980 My American Uncle
1986 Mélo 1997 Same Old Song 2003 Not on the Lips 2006 Private Fears in Public Places
2009 Wild Grass