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Le rayon vert
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Summer (1986) More at IMDbPro »Le rayon vert (original title)


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Marie Rivière (collaboration)
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Release Date:
29 August 1986 (USA) See more »
It's July, and Delphine has nowhere to go for the summer. She feels very bored and "empty", but this won't last; one day she accidently meets someone who seems to be totally made for her... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Obligatory stop to every film addict. See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order)

Marie Rivière ... Delphine
Amira Chemakhi ... in Paris
Sylvie Richez ... in Paris
María Luisa García ... Manuella in Paris (as Lisa Hérédia)
Basile Gervaise ... in Paris
Virginie Gervaise ... in Paris
René Hernandez ... in Paris
Dominique Rivière ... in Paris
Claude Jullien ... in Paris
Alaric Jullien ... in Paris
Laetitia Riviere ... in Paris
Isabelle Rivière ... in Paris

Béatrice Romand ... Beatrice in Paris

Rosette ... Françoise in Paris
Marcello Pezzutto ... in Paris
Irène Skobline ... in Paris
Eric Hamm ... Edouard in Cherbourg
Gérard Quéré ... in Cherbourg
Julie Quéré ... in Cherbourg
Brigitte Poulain ... in Cherbourg
Gerard Leleu ... in Cherbourg
Liliane Leleu ... in Cherbourg
Vanessa Leleu ... in Cherbourg
Huger Foote ... in Cherbourg
Michel Labourre ... in La Plagne
Paulo ... in La Plagne
Maria Couto-Palos ... in Biarritz
Isa Bonnet ... in Biarritz
Yve Doyhamboure ... in Biarritz
Friedrich Gunter Christlein ... in Biarritz (as Dr. Friedrich Gunter Christlein)
Paulette Christlein ... in Biarritz
Carita ... Lena in Biarritz
Marc Vivas ... in Biarritz
Joël Comarlot ... Joel in Biarritz
Vincent Gauthier ... Jacques in Biarritz

Directed by
Éric Rohmer 
Writing credits
Marie Rivière (collaboration)

Éric Rohmer (scenario)

Produced by
Margaret Ménégoz .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Louis Valéro 
Cinematography by
Sophie Maintigneux 
Film Editing by
María Luisa García  (as Maria-Luisa Garcia)
Production Management
Françoise Etchegaray .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Dominique Hennequin .... sound mixer
Claudine Nougaret .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Demard .... sunset photography
Editorial Department
Olivier Dassonville .... colorist: restoration (uncredited)
Other crew
Pierre Chatard .... friendly help
Eymeric Jorat .... restorator
Gérard Lomond .... friendly help

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le rayon vert" - France (original title)
"The Green Ray" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Much of the dialogue is improvised.See more »
Delphine:I'm not very operational in life.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Full Moon in Paris (1984)See more »


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22 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Obligatory stop to every film addict., 12 March 2006
Author: Tithy from Chile

This is one of the most beautiful movies in the whole world. We can see an extraordinary Marie Riviere playing Delphine in a simply but charming history about loneliness and life as we know it. This film teach us to not close our eyes to the real things and keep going to the future no matter how empty looks everything around us. This is an obligatory stop to every film addict in this planet because also has a great photography and an amazing screenplay, maybe the dialogs are not brilliant, however is made for captivate the sensitives souls; And there is a sequence when Delphine has a discussion about the meat that is just fabulous and is when you think, whoa! this is really a very impressive movie. Excellent.

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