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L'été meurtrier
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One Deadly Summer (1983) More at IMDbPro »L'été meurtrier (original title)

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One Deadly Summer -- The stunning Isabella Adjani plays Elle, a provocative and extremely feisty nineteen year old who returns to her home Provencal village with her crippled father and German mother. The normally sleepy village is jolted by her arrival, especially the menfolk who are mesmerised by her looks, and Elle is not shy of all the attention. Gradually her true personality and purpose emerges. A master manipulater, she manages to turn friend against friend and brother against brother, until the film reaches it’s violent conclusion and Elle’s dark secret is discovered, a life shattering event nineteen years earlier. Isabelle Adjani gives one of her best ever performances in Jean Becker’s gripping thriller packed with mesmerising twists and turns. One deadly summer will be released by Argent Films Ltd. on 27th of May 2013.

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Director:
Writers:
Sébastien Japrisot (based on the novel by)
Sébastien Japrisot (adaptation)
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Release Date:
11 May 1983 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
all bright, golden and light, at first See more (20 total) »

Cast

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Isabelle Adjani ... 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
Evelyne Didi ... Calamité

Jean Gaven ... Leballech - le patron de la scierie

François Cluzet ... 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

Edith Scob ... La doctoresse
Virginie Vignon
Martin Lamotte ... Georges Massigne
Yves Afonso ... Rostollan
Raymond Meunier ... Brochard
Jacques Dynam ... Ferraldo - le patron d'une entreprise de transports

Jacques Nolot ... Fiero
Patrice Melennec
Daniel Langlet ... Le maître d'hôtel
Pierre Gallon
Max Morel ... Touret - un type libidineux
Renaud Bossert
Cynthia Sidney
Marie Garcin
Arianne Goullioud
Laurence Claverie

Maïwenn ... Elle enfant (as Maiwen Lebesco)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catherine Le Couey ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Becker 
 
Writing credits
Sébastien Japrisot (based on the novel by)

Sébastien Japrisot (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Christine Beyout .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Étienne Becker 
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Witta 
 
Casting by
Margot Capelier 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Claude Gallouin 
 
Costume Design by
Thérèse Ripaud 
 
Makeup Department
Laurence Azouvy .... makeup artist
Judith Gayo .... key makeup artist
Jean-Max Guérin .... hair stylist
Muriel Paupere .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Louis Becker .... unit manager
Alain Darbon .... production manager
Bernard Morel .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stéphane Clavier .... assistant director
Daniel Daujon .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Pierre Jannic .... property master
Marcel Laude .... set dresser
Clément Hurel .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michel Bensaid .... boom operator
Michèle Catonné .... key sound editor
Geneviève de Gouvion Saint-Cyr .... assistant sound editor (as Genevieve de Gouvion St Cyr)
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Jean-Paul Loublier .... sound mixer
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronisation
Guillaume Sciama .... sound
Jean-Marc Lentretien .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Paul Becker .... second assistant camera
Johannes Brunet .... grip (as Johanes Brinet)
Arthur Cloquet .... first assistant camera
Jacques Dorot .... camera operator
Sylvie Lancrenon .... still photographer
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... key electrician (as Jean-Claude LeBras)
René Piget .... electrician
Paul Sutéra .... electrician
André Thiéry .... key grip (as Andre Thierry)
Jocelyn Thiéry .... grip (as Jocelyn Thierry)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hélène Robin .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Pascale Chavance .... assistant assistant editor
Christine Roy .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Anne-Marie Castaño-Padovan .... assistant: to Melle Isabelle Adjani (as Anne-Marie Padovan)
Jany Dubreuilh .... production secretary
Brigitte Hedou .... script supervisor
Nicole Lenfant .... production administrator
Daniele Lutin .... production secretary (as Danielle Lutin)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'été meurtrier" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
133 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
La CumparsitaSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
all bright, golden and light, at first, 30 January 2013
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

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.

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