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

R  |   |  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 ...
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
Virginie Vignon
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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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A warm mysterious summer!
2 January 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

French cinema yet once again proved its brilliance through this tiny masterpiece. The film was to be described in one word, it would be 'Unpredictable', you never know what will be the next thing or what will be the next intention of a character will be. 'One deadly summer' is a film about characters you may or may not be familiar with in real life but you certainly will believe them. Isabelle Adjani is very precise and shines with excellence in her role, she gives one of her very best performances here. Alain Sounchon delivers a remarkable performance, and the chemistry between these two are beyond words. The film oozes with mystery every moment, though having situations very believable and genuine and the characters development is so strong, so deep, that you will be forced to see every situation from their individual perspectives. A film to look out for. Simply one of those few fine European films you cannot afford to avoid, undoubtedly a 9.8 out of 10!


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