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Summer Lovers (1982)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  16 July 1982 (USA)
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A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands.

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Lina (as Valerie Quennessen)
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Barbara Foster
Hans van Tongeren ...
Jan Tolin
Lydia Lenosi ...
Aspa
Vladimiros Kiriakidis ...
Yorghos (as Vladimiros Kiriakos)
Carlos Rodríguez Ramos ...
Cosmo
Rika Dialina ...
Monica
Andreas Filippides ...
Andreas (as Andreas Filippidis)
Peter Pye ...
Joe Saunders
Janis Benjamin ...
Trish Saunders
Victor T. Salant ...
John
Brigitte Perbandt ...
Anna
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A young American couple go to the Greek islands for the summer and are dazzled by the beauty and the uninhibited people surrounding them. The young man meets and begins an affair with a French woman, an archeologist working on a dig. The young American woman discovers this and goes to confront the other woman. The French woman is quite taken with the American woman's photographic work, and the three become very close. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Trivia

Final theatrically released film of actress Valérie Quennessen. See more »

Goofs

When Cathy, wakes alone the first night in their villa, she awakes naked. She wraps a sheet around her, calling for Michael. A moment, later she finds him on the balcony, she is wearing both a bathrobe and a t-shirt. See more »

Quotes

Lina: People are like gas.
Cathy Featherstone: I beg your pardon?
Lina: Gas expands to fit the space and so do people.
Cathy Featherstone: I think I'll expand into the kitchen and fix dinner.
Lina: When there is not enough space, there is pressure.
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Probably not for you
15 April 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Roger Ebert likes to say (paraphrased) that it's not what a movie's about, but rather how it goes about it. Often so, especially in retread after retread that go by every year, but with Summer Lovers it's the reverse, because there's really very little to compare it to. This is a film that struggles with limited (but attractive) talent, flamboyantly uneven direction and bad editing. What's worse, a film has to often use dialog in place of looks and feelings that take place and have meaning in a relationship, but that are lost to the observer, and the dialog here often fails.

But at the same time, Summer Lovers doesn't blink when looking into freedom of the body, and freedom in relationships. Some look at this as fantasy, but indeed there are a lot of people who have made the one-way trip down that rabbit hole and can understand what this film's really about.

I give it an E for Effort. I like it better for having failed in its ambition than having succeeded in a lesser attempt. It's definitely not for the uptight, but if you're sitting around some day in an expansive frame of mind, wondering if you're getting everything out of your life that you ought to, then maybe rent this one and have an enjoyable afternoon thinking about the possibilities.


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