Alain Resnais was offered to make a documentary on atomic bomb. It seemed impossible for him in the measures of the documentary storytelling. Here comes Marguerite Duras who writes the story. It was French-Japanese coproduction. It was a demand tha one hero have to bo French and another one Japanese (yes, I’ve read the reviews). I had certain premises why they choose to tell the story of the huge tragedy in this personal way and I’ve found some proofs in the script.