"How they met will never be revealed in the picture. For that is not what really matters. Chance meetings occur everywhere in the world. What is important is what these ordinary meetings lead to.
"In the beginning of the film we don’t see this chance couple. Neither her nor him. Instead we see mutilated bodies—the heads, the hips—moving—in the throes of love or death—and covered successively with the ashes, the dew, of atomic death—and the sweat of love fulfilled.”
Marguerite Duras’ summary of the opening scene from Hiroshima, mon amour and Alain Resnais’ interpretation. Her first script and his first feature.