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Violent Summer (1959)
"Estate violenta" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  13 November 1959 (Italy)
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Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Eleonora Rossi Drago ...
Roberta Parmesan
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Carlo Caremoli (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
Lilla Brignone ...
La madre di Roberta
Raf Mattioli ...
Giorgio
Federica Ranchi ...
Maddalena
Cathia Caro ...
Serena
Giampiero Littera ...
Daniele
Bruno Carotenuto ...
Giulio
Tina Gloriani ...
Emma (as Tina Gloriani c.s.c.)
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Ettore Caremoli - il padre di Carlo
Jacqueline Sassard ...
Rosanna
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Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. Then, on the beach, he meets Roberta, a war widow with a child. Roberta's mother warns Roberta to avoid Carlo, but to her, he seems attentive and to her daughter he is kind. Romance develops. Within a few weeks, Roberta is risking everything. Can there be a resolution between passion, on the one hand, and war, duty, and social expectation on the other? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Overly Melodramatic film by Maestro Zurlini saved by the fantastic cinematography and Trintignant's performance
4 February 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

After being quite impressed by the near-masterpiece comedy Zurlini made in 1954 "The Girls of San Frediano," I was very much disappointed by "Violent Summer," an overly melodramatic soap-opera made 5 years later. Too bad Zurlini couldn't restrain himself from the melodramatic overstatements that ruin the film because the cinematography couldn't be better and the young Trintignant's performance is pretty amazing.


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