Memoir of War

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Memoir of War
Memoir of War.jpg
Film poster
Directed byEmmanuel Finkiel
Screenplay byEmmanuel Finkiel
Based onLa Douleur
by Marguerite Duras
StarringMélanie Thierry
Benoît Magimel
Release date
  • 27 August 2017 (2017-08-27)
Running time
126 minutes
Budget$7.6 million[1]
Box office$2.8 million[2]

Memoir of War, also known as Memoir of Pain (French: La douleur), is a 2017 French drama film directed by Emmanuel Finkiel.[3] It was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[4]



Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 64% based on 33 reviews, with an average rating of 6.75/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Memoir of War benefits from a magnetic performance by Mélanie Thierry, whose work is often enough to counter some of the film's fundamental flaws."[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "La Douleur (2018) - JPBox-Office". Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ "La douleur". Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Oscar 2019 du meilleur film en langue étrangère : la liste des films français présélectionnés". Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. ^ Richford, Rhonda (21 September 2018). "Oscars: France Selects 'Memoir of War' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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