Mélo (1986)

Director Alain Resnais faithfully adapted his script for Melo from a 1929 play by Henry Bernstein--the first time that Resnais handled his own screenplay. Violinists and lifelong friends Pierre Arditi and Andre Dussolier have each found… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1986
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It dishes out dollops of pain from among the Brahms' sonatas, and melodramatics that were dated long ago.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

What's miraculous about Mélo is that the material never grows hysterical and feels blocked in or trapped by the stage.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

s he grew older, Alain Resnais revealed the wistful sentimentalist behind the formalist pathfinder of Hiroshima Mon Amour and Muriel.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]When I saw Alain Resnais' latest film, "Private Fears in Public Places" last year, I remarked that its theatricality was an… More