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A story of how the reality and fictions of our memories haunts us in our daily life, this movie is also, on a simpler level, the story of a love triangle between two life-long friends and the wife of one of the friends. A romantic tale of friendship, love, lust, betrayal and suicide, on a deeper level it is also the story of the malleability of human memory and the adaptability of the human spirit.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Resnais invests the original meaning of "melodrama" (drama with music) with exceptional beauty and power, cutting and moving his camera with impeccable dramatic logic to give their performances maximum voltage."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"It dishes out dollops of pain from among the Brahms' sonatas, and melodramatics that were dated long ago."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"What's miraculous about Mélo is that the material never grows hysterical and feels blocked in or trapped by the stage."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"s he grew older, Alain Resnais revealed the wistful sentimentalist behind the formalist pathfinder of Hiroshima Mon Amour and Muriel."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
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