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

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  11 May 1983 (France)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Paula Wieck Devigne dite 'Eva Braun' - la mère d'Eliane
Maria Machado ...
Paula Wieck Devigne dite 'Eva Braun' - la mère d'Eliane
Evelyne Didi ...
Calamité
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Leballech - le patron de la scierie
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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
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La doctoresse
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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>

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Music by Camille Robert (as C.Robert)
Lyrics by Louis Bousquet (as L.Bousquet)
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Complex thriller is worth seeing .
11 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Isabelle Adjani gives a brilliant, instinctive performance (and she also has several showstopping nude scenes, I might add) as an animalistic, untamed young sexpot who seeks vengeance on the three men that raped her mother 20 years ago. In the first few minutes, the film seems a bit confusing and pointless, but gradually reveals itself to be a multi-layered story with quite a few twists along the way. "One Deadly Summer" deserves more attention (but is difficult to find). (***)


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