MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 34,535 this week

One Deadly Summer (1983)
"L'été meurtrier" (original title)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  11 May 1983 (France)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 2,603 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 23 critic

In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(based on the novel by), (adaptation)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 09 Dec 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 27 Nov 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: One Deadly Summer (1983)

One Deadly Summer (1983) on IMDb 7.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One Deadly Summer.
5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Michel Serrault, Isabelle Adjani, Guy Marchand
All Fired Up (1982)
Comedy | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Victor Valance, an absent father who likes to gamble, returns home in order to take money from his family and gamble with it. His daughter is suspicious of her father's activities and ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Stars: Yves Montand, Isabelle Adjani, Lauren Hutton
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Nuytten
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson
Antonieta (1982)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A French psychologist investigates about famous suicidal women. She finds the case of Antonieta Rivas Mercado, a Mexican writer who died inside Paris' Notre Dame in 1931. To follow the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Hanna Schygulla, Ignacio López Tarso
Barocco (1976)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of Barocco is about a girl in love with a boxer. They plan to go abroad after making a lot of money by participating in an interview intended to discredit a politician at ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Marie-France Pisier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years

Director: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Yann Collette
The Slap (1974)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Claude Pinoteau
Stars: Lino Ventura, Annie Girardot, Isabelle Adjani
Quartet (1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who lets her live in their house.

Director: James Ivory
Stars: Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Nina Companeez
Stars: Muriel Catalá, Claire Vernet, Jacques Spiesser
Comedy | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Jacques Rouffio
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Jacques Dutronc, Serge Reggiani
Ariane (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Pierre-Jean de San Bartolomé
Stars: Eugène Ionesco, Isabelle Adjani, Emmanuelle Riva
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Three days in the lives of six friends who are nearly 30 years old, live in Grenoble, and have a rock band called the "Why Notes?". They're to play in Paris at Charles's school reunion. In ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Monnet
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Josiane Balasko, Christophe Bourseiller
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Eliane Wieck dite 'Elle'
Alain Souchon ...
Fiorimonto 'Florimond' Montecciari - dit 'Pin-Pon'
Suzanne Flon ...
Nine dite 'Cognata'
Jenny Clève ...
Madame Montecciari - la mère de Pin Pon
Maria Machado ...
Maria Machado ...
Evelyne Didi ...
Calamité
...
Leballech - le patron de la scierie
...
Mickey
Manuel Gélin ...
Boubou
Roger Carel ...
Henri dit 'Henri IV'
Michel Galabru ...
Gabriel Devigne - le père d'Eliane
Marie-Pierre Casey ...
Mademoiselle Tussaud - la garde-malade
Cécile Vassort ...
Josette
...
La doctoresse
Edit

Storyline

In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder (she's myopic and hates her reputation as a dunce and as easy); she moves in with him, knits baby clothes, and plans their wedding. Is this love or some kind of plot? She asks Pin-Pon's mother and aunt about the piano in the barn: who delivered it on a November night in 1955? Why does she want to know, and what does it have to do with her mother's sorrows, her father's injury, this quick marriage, and the last name on her birth certificate? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 1983 (France)  »

Also Known As:

One Deadly Summer  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

La Madelon
Music by Camille Robert (as C.Robert)
Lyrics by Louis Bousquet (as L.Bousquet)
Ed. L.Bousquet
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
all bright, golden and light, at first
30 January 2013 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

I don't know how I've managed to not see this film till now, except I guess, for some reason it was only available for a short time. But it is a stunner, all bright, golden and light, at first, but rapidly the evidence of some dark undertow becomes evident. Alain Souchon seems a barely adequate pairing for Isabelle Adjani but it all gradually comes together. Adjani is skimpily dressed, partly undressed or completely nude for the entire picture and so hypnotises that we are distracted and unable to foresee what will be the doom laden, final denouement. I cannot think of another film where the leading lady looks so sensational from every angle and throughout an entire movie as Adjani does in this. never a dull moment, as they say, and more than that, little is what it seems at first and those we think have a handle on things maybe don't. There is an intimate moment between Adjani's character and her mother that astonished and baffled me that does resonate as the film builds to its explosive ending.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Amazing performance by Isabelle Adjani oysterpearl
Discuss One Deadly Summer (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?