DirectorHenri Colpi Music directorGeorges Delerue LanguageFrench
WriterMarguerite Duras, Gerard Jarlot Release date17 May 1961 (France)
15 November 1962 (U.S.) ScreenplayMarguerite Duras, Gerard Jarlot CastAlida Valli, Georges Wilson, Charles Blavette, Paul Faivre, Catherine Fonteney Similar moviesGeorges Delerue composed the music for The Long Absence and One Deadly Summer
The long absence
The Long Absence (French: Une aussi longue absence) is a 1961 French film directed by Henri Colpi. It tells the story of Therese (Alida Valli), a café owner mourning the mysterious disappearance of her husband sixteen years earlier. A tramp arrives in the town and she believes him to be her husband. But he is suffering from amnesia and she tries to bring back his memory of earlier times.