MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,054 this week

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

 -  Drama  -  13 November 1959 (Italy)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 490 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 10 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 05 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 14 Aug 2013
 
a list of 334 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Violent Summer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Violent Summer (1959)

Violent Summer (1959) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Violent Summer.
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Demon (1963)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Purif, young peasant of the South Italy, is considered from the people a possessed one and a witch. All of the village is hostile to its activity magical and sorceress. The girl will be ... See full summary »

Director: Brunello Rondi
Stars: Daliah Lavi, Frank Wolff, Anna María Aveta
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Michel Piccoli, Pierre Clémenti
The Magliari (1959)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mario is in Hannover to work as a miner but after loosing his job he decides to go back to Italy. When Totonno steals his passport to avoid the police and later on he offers him a new job ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Belinda Lee, Renato Salvatori
The Fiances (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department. His impending absence strains his ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Carlo Cabrini, Anna Canzi
Chains (1949)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Raffaello Matarazzo
Stars: Amedeo Nazzari, Yvonne Sanson, Aldo Nicodemi
Le amiche (1955)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young woman returns to her home town of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Gabriele Ferzetti, Franco Fabrizi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A middle-aged plumber quits his job and questions his life after seeing somebody his own age suddenly die from a heart attack on his way to work.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Salvo Randone, Franco Sportelli, Regina Bianchi
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Directors: Antonio Pietrangeli, Valerio Zurlini
Stars: Philippe Leroy, Horst Buchholz, Danièle Gaubert
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Salvatore e Romolo sono giovani e vogliono divertirsi. Amici per la pelle vanno in giro in cerca di ragazze senza mai entrare in competizione. Finchè incontrano Giovanna. I due si danno ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Marisa Allasio, Maurizio Arena, Renato Salvatori
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alberto Menichetti lives with an aunt and an old housekeeper, Clotilde; he has a job in a firm and his boss is Mrs. De Ritis, a widow whose husband was killed during a wild boar hunt. She ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franca Valeri, Giovanna Ralli
Empty Eyes (1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young and shy girl Celestina arrives from her small home village to Rome to become a housemaid. Her inexperience and naivety causes her to change her employers quite frequently. As she is... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Irene Galter, Pina Bottin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Eleonora Rossi Drago ...
Roberta Parmesan
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 November 1959 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Violent Summer  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Although set in 1943, settings, clothing and hairstyles are from the late 1950s. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


3 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Violent Summer (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?