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Eduardo De Gregorio: Surreal Memories
25 Ratings

Short Memory

La mémoire courte

Directed by Eduardo de Gregorio
France, 1979
Thriller, Drama
  • French
  • English
Eduardo De Gregorio: Surreal Memories


Judith, separated from her husband and working as a translator for UNESCO, is given a job of studying a writer who died in an accident. Seemingly routine, she finds he was on the trail of a network smuggling Nazis to Europe from Latin America.

Our take

De Gregorio’s second—and equally hard-to-see—feature leaves the haunted house for a sharp political thriller starring Bulle Ogier and Nathalie Baye. Featuring a rare on-screen appearance by New Wave legend Jacques Rivette, it channels that director’s quest for the secret ties that bind our reality.

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  • Francisco R.'s rating of the film Short Memory

    Spectacular and very literate direction by De Gregorio, it reminded me of late Kubrick at times, if he were working on a modest budget of course. I found it a very stimulating viewing for its eclectic narration, it's adroit mixture of past and present, and Jacques Rivette (!!) in his only supporting role, which of course plays to perfection alongside the lovely and always awesome Hermine Karagheuz.

  • Kavionna's rating of the film Short Memory

    This film had me on my toes it was heart wrenching and I enjoyed the film but it creeped me out a little bit .What haunted me most, though, was the morally compromising nature of our "heroes", who are really fighting to avenge people just as bad as those who killed them. These characters were ordinary, everyday, people. That is far scarier.

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Short Memory

    Film thriller sur l'oubli, la négation de la mémoire concernant les exécutants nazis en quête d'une réhabilitation par l'Histoire, le temps qui passe, efface. Excellent et complexe à souhait. A voir dans la foulée de "Marathon man" et du "Dossier Odessa"...

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