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L'été en pente douce (1987)

Fane wants nothing but a quiet countryside life with the woman and the sweet, brain damaged brother he loves. Envious neighbours however have plans of their own.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Villeret ...
Maurice Leheurt aka Mo
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Stephane Leheurt aka Fane
Pauline Lafont ...
Lilas
Guy Marchand ...
Andre Voke
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Olivier Voke
Jean-Paul Lilienfeld ...
Shawenhick
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Jeannot
Dominique Besnehard ...
Leval
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The priest
Patrick Braoudé ...
Gendarme
Laurent Gendron ...
L'américain
Andrée Laberty ...
Mme Castillon
Michel Lataste ...
Patron Café des sports
Michel Such ...
Paul le vigile
Georges Vaur ...
M. Bressoul
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Fane wants nothing but a quiet countryside life with the woman and the sweet, brain damaged brother he loves. Envious neighbours however have plans of their own.

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Egy kissé meredek nyár  »

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dreamlike tale with sexiest female role ever
13 April 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

The gritty decors combine interestingly with a dreamlike plot, pitting the hero and his "borderline" brother against the hostility of his home town, inflamed by his return, after his mother's death, with his Marilyn-Monroe-imitating girlfriend/fiancee. Although the conclusion is a bit facile, this film should go down in history for Pauline Lafont's - and the director's - creation of Lilas. Incarnating a male fantasy leavened with reminiscences of her mother Bernadette's powerful performance in Nelly Kaplan's _La fiancee du pirate_, Lafont generates more sheer sexual magnetism than any other woman I have ever seen on screen, whether rated R or XXX. It's wrenching to recall that this vibrant young woman died in an accident a year later at the age of 25.


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