FRA | 1961 | 94 mins | dir. Henri Colpi, with Alida Valli, Georges Wilson, Charles Blavette | Cert. TBC
Drawing from a screenplay by Marguerite Duras, Henri Colpi's Une aussi longue absence depicts the unbearable longing of Thérèse Langlois for her husband, who disappeared during World War Two. One day, a tramp passes by humming a familiar tune, and Therese is convinced that the vagabond is her husband, but she soon discovers this stranger has lost his memory. Therese tries hard to make him recollect in the hope of renewing the love they once knew.