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The Memory Pictures Company

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The Memory Pictures Company
Memory Pictures (1987–1996)
Former type
Production company
Founded 📆February 6, 1987; 34 years ago (1987-02-06)
Founder 👔R. L. Seren
DefunctMarch 4, 1996; 25 years ago (1996-03-04)
Headquarters 🏙️,
Paris, France
Area served 🗺️
Number of employees
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📇 Address
📞 telephone

The Memory Pictures Company (French: Memory Pictures) was a French independent film company created in 1987 by producer R. L. Seren. The majority of its films have been distributed by The Samuel Goldwyn Company.


The company was founded in 1987 by the Franco-Italian motion-picture producer R. L. Seren, also know as Ruggero Lorenzo Seren, 7th Duke of Serent, in partnership with Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the son of the famous Hollywood mogul, Samuel Goldwyn.[1] The company was primarily focused on producing independent films and documentaries dedicated to the memory of the victims of holocaust, racism, and discrimination.

Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie[edit]

The company first release and greatest success was the American documentary Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988) directed by Marcel Ophuls about the life of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 10 May 1988.[2] It was later shown at the New York Film Festival on 6 October 1988, followed by screenings in New York on October 9, 1988 and October 26, 1988.[2] The film won the 1988 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature,[3][4] as well as the FIPRESCI Award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.[5]


  • Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
  • Douleur (1993)
  • Apartheid (1995)


  1. Glover, Karen (September 23, 1991). "Goldwyn, Heritage Entertainment merging (Samuel Goldwyn Co.)". Los Angeles Business Journal. 13 (38): 50.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  3. 1989|Oscars.org
  4. Documentary Winners: 1989 Oscars
  5. "Festival de Cannes: Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2009-07-29. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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