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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

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
Jacques Mathou ...
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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Today's advice : Never emigrate in the open country
25 May 2000 | by (Versailles, France) – See all my reviews

Fane ( the as usual excellent Jean-Pierre Bacri ) lives in a poor quarter, drinking beers with pals most of the time. One day, he trades his neighbour's girl, the very 'shagadelic' Lilas ( the beautiful Pauline Lafont ) for a rabbit. The next day, learning her mother's death, he drives to her house, in a small village in the south of France, bringing Lilas with him. There, he mets Mo, his brother, disabled since he has played as a kid with hand grenades. Fane wants to marry Lilas, to become a writer and keep Mo out of the hospital. He wants to change, to make something of his life, but the jealousy and nastiness of the village will upset everything...

A poignant drama, magnificently played, with an Ennio Morricone-like music. One of the best movie of Pauline Lafont - who died in a car crash a few years later - and of J-P Bacri, before he started working, and living, with Agnes Jaoui. It's a bit sad, because everything goes wrong, but it's Truth. The description is very real. This movie shows why I'll never emigrate in a small village in the middle of nowhere. Gerard Krawczik made here a very good movie ; too bad he's also the one who recently made "Taxi 2".

8/10


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