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Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

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Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966)
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'For some soldiers the war is never over…'

Legendary 'New Wave' director Alain Resnais helms this emotionally charged suspense-drama set in France and on the streets of fascist Spain starring Montand, Thulin and Bujold (her debut performance). Diego (Yves Montand) is an aging revolutionary unwilling to accept that the fight for freedom should be passed to younger hands. While on the run from government agents and police, Diego begins to reflect on the meaning of his life of violent, idealistic struggles and whether it might be better to simply retire and live in peace with his long-suffering mistress (Ingrid Thulin). A chance encounter with a hot-headed student terrorist (Geneviéve Bujold) revives his militant passions, but catastrophe stalks Diego on his unswerving path to his last mission and a fateful choice.

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

Diego is one of the chief of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid. He is arrested at the border for an identity check but manages to go free thanks to Nadine, the daughter of the man whose passport is used by him. When he arrives in Paris, he starts searching one of his comrades, Juan, to prevent him from going to Madrid where he could be arrested by Franco's police… (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060481/plotsummary)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

The war in the title can very well be within Diego: to decide whether to continue this life of 'professional revolutionary' or to start anew a 'normal' life with Marianne. The dilemma also carries over to Marianne: to decide to stay in Paris or love conquers all in pursuit after Diego (to the point of being a matter of life and death, indeed). "The War is Over" may seem complex, but it's actually an easier to follow film than other Resnais endeavors. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060481/usercomments)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

Cinematography in black and white by Sacha Vierny is poignantly appropriate - suspense would probably be lessen if delivered in color. Music score by Giovanni Fusco further ensured the distinctive quality of this film. You can tell this is no Hollywood thriller formula. In fact, the film can very well be a character study of Diego or a visual journey through the interplay of character relationships, yet it's suspenseful nonetheless. The beginning segment with veteran actor Michel Piccoli as the shrewd custom inspector questioning Montand's Diego certainly is tense as any other spy thriller yarn. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060481/usercomments)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

A stunning psychodrama about a man who has seen his life burned out after decades of fighting a "good" but hopeless war, recognizes the futility, and sees another generation committing itself to figurative and literal suicide. Does he stop them? Join them? Can he have any effect at all? Does he try? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060481/usercomments)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

Alain Resnais-La Guerre est finie (1966) (Re-Rip / Re-Post)

The screenplay written by Jorge Semprun, and it resonates today as well as it did in the mid-60s. Semprun had just written his classic, "The Long Voyage", in 1963, and the crisp trenchancy of his narrative style is just as evident in this film as it was in that story of his 1944 voyage to Buchenwald as a captured fighter of the French Resistance. Though we may not feel any longer the need to reassess the strategy of how to overthrow Franco, we still know what it's like to feel you're at the end of the rope with no place to leap to (both politically and psychologically). What Semprun reminds us, both in this film and in "The Long Voyage," is that it's the opportunities to experience solidarity with and support for others over the course of the journey that matters in the end. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060481/usercomments)