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A Summer's Tale (1996)
"Conte d'été" (original title)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  20 June 2014 (USA)
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A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in ... See full summary »

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A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Solene: [singing] l am a pirate's daughter / They call me the buccaneer lass / l love the wind / l love the swell / l slice through the sea / as through a throng / A throng, a throng / Quickly, quickly, my pretty ship / We will give 'em all the slip / And sail to San Francisco / Going by Valparaiso / To the Aleutian lsles / Across the lndian Sea / l want to go / to the end of the world / To see if the earth is round / l'll let no one pass me by / l'll never, never give way / l always sail in a straight ...
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Brilliantly acted and executed slice-of-life
22 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

A lovely little summer's love story. One guy, three girls, a stunning French coastal setting. He is in love, of course. With one of them? Two? All three? Himself?

It might not sound like much, but this movie is perfectly balanced. The illusion is flawless, with direction, photo, sound, everything so gentle that nothing intrudes on your enjoyment. And the actors are perfectly natural with the material. Excellent dialogue.

I especially like how fluid the presentation of Gaspard is. It keeps changing throughout the movie. We think we know who he is, what kind of person he is, and then we realize he's something else, different.

Also, the ending, great.

Overall, a beautiful little gem that also manages to pose a barrage of questions about love, without ever telling the audience what to think.

I need to watch more Rohmer movies.


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