La Guerre est finie

Stylistically, La Guerre est finie is probably Resnais' most orthodox film, covering three days in the life of a Spanish exile in Paris involved in a plot to overthrow Franco. Working from a script by Jorge Semprun, Resnais explores his hero's doubts and insecurities through his relationships with two very different women: a mistress (Thulin) who represents potential stability, and a vivacious young student (Bujold) who offers him a new life. Perhaps it is the film's directness and obviously dated aspects (middle-age male angst faced with effervescent feminine adoration having become such a staple 'art movie' subject) that have made it seem a minor item in an often challenging director's career.

By: DT

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Cast and crew

Director: Alain Resnais
Screenwriter: Jorge Semprun
Cast: Jean Dasté
Genevieve Bujold
Jean Bouise
Ingrid Thulin
Dominique Rozan
Françoise Bertin
Yves Montand
Michel Piccoli