Up 190 this week

Laura (1979)
"Laura, les ombres de l'été" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 601 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 3 critic

Sculptor Paul meets a former great love again after a long time -- but is much more impressed by her 15 years old daughter Laura, who looks now like her mother when Paul was in love with ... See full summary »



(story), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 05 Dec 2010
a list of 25 titles
created 11 Feb 2011
a list of 32 titles
created 13 Mar 2012
a list of 962 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 73 titles
created 7 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Laura (1979)

Laura (1979) on IMDb 6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Laura.




Complete credited cast:
Dawn Dunlap ...
James Mitchell ...
Paul Thomas Wyler
Maureen Kerwin ...
Marline Royer
Pierre Londiche ...
Richard Moore
Thierry Redler ...
Louise Vincent ...
Madame Flory
William Milié ...
Le chorégraphe (as William Millie)


Sculptor Paul meets a former great love again after a long time -- but is much more impressed by her 15 years old daughter Laura, who looks now like her mother when Paul was in love with her. Laura likes him very much too, but her jealous mother prevents any further contact. She allows him to make a sculpture of Laura, but only from photos. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 November 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Laura, les ombres de l'été  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


The movie never got a theatrical release in the USA. It was eventually released on cable television stateside during the mid-1980s. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A very questionable film
28 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

David Hamilton may have made his name as a photographer but Laura leaves his writing and directing abilities with a lot of question marks. The plot and characterisations have holes that you could drive an army through.

When Paul asks if Laura would pose for his new sculpture Sarah refuses so why does she then say that she will take photos of a naked Laura for Paul to use? It's as if she is saying, "No, Mr Wyler, Laura will not pose naked but I will take lots of photos of Laura in erotic poses so that you can ogle her young naked body at your leisure." This is surely not the action of a responsible parent, especially as she knows him well enough not to let Laura anywhere near him. This is evident at a party given by Paul. Sarah, her husband Richard and Laura are invited to the party but Laura is left at home. There are other unanswered questions such as what did the woman at the party want to talk to Paul about and why was Paul allowed access to the ballet school? There is more but it would take too long to go into it all here.

As this is an erotic film centred around art, there is obviously a certain amount of nudity. David Hamilton shows his photographic background by having the ballet students adopting various poses and so looking like living tableaux. There was too much use of fade-to-black and the permanent soft-focus was annoying. This film does not warrant more than 2 stars.

2 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Patrick Juvet soundtrack betterman21
David Hamilton 3-DVD Boxset timewatcher
Let's get serious, here... cap65
Whatever happened to James Mitchell?? legacypalace2001-1
Discuss Laura (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: