Memoir From the Underground

Proyect, Louis
http://www.counterpunch.org/2018/08/17/memoir-from-the-underground/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  17/08/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22919

A review of the film "Memoir of War", directed by Emmanuel Finkiel, a semi-fictional memoire of writer Marguerite Duras who lived under a facist regime in Vichy France.

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"Memoir of War" is an adaptation of Marguerite Duras's La Douleur (The Pain, published in English as The War), a 1985 semi-fictional memoir about her experiences living in Vichy France in 1945 and during the immediate post-liberation period. Her husband Robert Antelme was a member of the Resistance and a Communist like her. With Antelme a prisoner in a slave labor camp in Germany, she tries to prevent him from being transferred to an even more lethal camp like Dachau by forming ties to a Vichy collaborator who has a double agenda: to extract information about the Resistance and to seduce her. She walks a tightrope, trying to exploit her relationship with him to keep her husband alive while avoiding a Harvey Weinstein moment.
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