Editor's NoteDirector Alain Resnais collaborated with novelist Jean Cayrol in this introspective drama of four lives linked by haunting memories.
Cast & Crew
|Alain Resnais - Director|
Plot SummaryIn the haunting drama "Muriel," French filmmaker Alan Resnais continues his exploration of and fascination with memory and the impact of past events on people's present lives.| Helene is a lonely widow who lives with her stepson, Bernard, in Boulogne. Into their lives walk Alphonse, a lover from her past, and Francoise, who he claims is his niece but is actually his mistress. While Helene and Alphonse are obsessed with their past relationship, Bernard is troubled by his memory of a girl whose brutal death he witnessed while he was fighting in the Algerian War.| As in his prior films, Resnais tells the story in a dream-like, stylized fashion.