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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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The protagonistic couple's election is decisive. The mature woman and the youth are achieved faultlessly. During years I was in love with that woman (I was 16 years old when I saw it).
10 July 2001 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I believe that there are movies, and movies... "Violent summer", in my modest opinion, it is one of those movies "outstanding." It is able to remain in the memory after 42 years, with some unforgettable Eleonora Rossi Drago and Jean Louis Trintignant. The music " live-motive" it created next to the rest of the sound band and the "light and shade" of the picture an overwhelming and captivating atmosphere. The protagonistic couple's election is decisive. The mature woman and the youth are achieved faultlessly. During years I was in love with that woman (I was 16 years old when I saw it). I believe that it is unjust to disqualify certain movies. There will always be who find defects of some type. And in any thing. Maximum when it is intangible things. But the feelings, the summer, the war like detonating., and the passion becomes tangible in this film. And that is undeniable. God willing it is re-published in the future for delight of us and of the new generations. Because the good cinema is much more than the critics of the specialist.


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