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Summer Hours -- Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.
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Olivier Assayas (writer)
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Release Date:
5 March 2008 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Juliette Binoche ... Adrienne

Charles Berling ... Frédéric

Jérémie Renier ... Jérémie

Edith Scob ... Hélène
Dominique Reymond ... Lisa
Valérie Bonneton ... Angela
Isabelle Sadoyan ... Éloïse

Kyle Eastwood ... James
Alice de Lencquesaing ... Sylvie
Emile Berling ... Pierre
Jean-Baptiste Malartre ... Michel Waldemar
Gilles Arbona ... Maître Lambert

Eric Elmosnino ... Le commissaire de police
Marc Voinchet ... Présentateur radio
Sara Martins ... Atachée de presse
Christian Lucas ... Le neveu d'Éloïse
Philippe Paimblanc ... Le maire de Valmondois
Luc Bricault ... Touriste au Musée d'Orsay
Arnaud Azoulay ... Petit ami de Sylvie
Marine Decroix ... Amie de Sylvie
Léna Burger ... Amie de Sylvie
François-Marie Banier ... Président de la Commission des Dations
Philippe Thiébaut ... Membre de la Commission
Arnaud Brejon de la Lavergnee ... Membre de la Commission (as Arnaud Bréjon de Lavergnée)
Marc Plocki ... Membre de la Commission
Odile Michel ... Membre de la Commission
Michel Maket ... Expert
Gérard Landrot ... Expert
Michel Broomhead ... Expert
Marie Bélie Vaulet ... Guide au Musée d'Orsay
Bruno Ecault ... Restaurateur sculpture
Daisy Kechichiglonian ... Une enfant
Pearl Kechichiglonian ... Une enfant
Max Ricat ... Un enfant
Kauda Pharaon ... Une enfant
Alistair Forwood ... Un enfant
Malo Gledhill ... Un enfant
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Directed by
Olivier Assayas 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Olivier Assayas  writer

Produced by
Claire Dornoy .... executive producer
Charles Gillibert .... producer
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Nathanaël Karmitz .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Eric Gautier 
 
Film Editing by
Luc Barnier 
 
Casting by
Antoinette Boulat 
 
Art Direction by
Fanny Stauff 
 
Set Decoration by
Sandrine Mauvezin 
 
Makeup Department
Morgane Bernhard .... key hair stylist
Lydia Pujols .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sylvie Barthet .... production manager
Thomas Colban .... assistant unit manager trainee (segment)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luc Bricault .... second assistant director
Héléna Cotinier .... additional third assistant director
Matthew Gledhill .... first assistant director
Delphine Heude .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Vincent Amiel .... construction coordinator
Dominique Coste .... property buyer
Tibor Dora .... carpenter
Fabien Lang .... props
Florent Maillot .... property master
Diane Sorin .... assistant art director
Fanny Stauff .... first assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Laurent Boudaud .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Cantin .... sound editor
Nicolas Cantin .... sound recordist
Jérôme Chenevoy .... boom operator
Dominique Eyraud .... boom operator
Olivier Goinard .... sound editor
Olivier Goinard .... sound mixer
Jérôme Petit .... assistant sound editor
Jérôme Petit .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antoine Aybes-Gille .... assistant camera
Raphaël Dougé .... assistant camera
Gil Fontbonne .... grip
Léo Hinstin .... second assistant camera
Fabienne Octobre .... first assistant camera
Benoît Rizzoti .... first assistant camera
Olivia Roudon .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Elsa Pharaon .... casting: children
 
Editorial Department
Lise Courtès .... assistant editor
Julie Delord .... assistant editor
Isabelle Julien .... color grader
Nelly Ollivault .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Charlotte Bayle .... titles designer
Tatiana Bouchain .... production assistant
Christophe Chauveau .... key location scout
Clémentine Schaeffer .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'heure d'été" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
103 min
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Continuity: At the start of the movie, we see Helena smoking. First, the cigarette is in her left hand, the next shot it is gone, and then it reappears in her right hand.See more »
Quotes:
Éloïse:He said to choose anything. l couldn't take advantage. l took something ordinary. What would l do with something valuable?See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Summer Hours (????)See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Summer Hours, 15 October 2009
Author: cultfilmfan from Canada

Summer Hours is a French film in French with English subtitles. It focuses on a family who do not see each other very often due to work and several of the siblings living overseas, but they are reunited and have to deal with an estate and the many belongings of one of the family members. Going through the belongings and seeing their old summer house brings back memories and has an effect on each person individually and some show it more than others and we also see how the many prized pieces of art belonging to the deceased go through being evaluated and how the siblings are going to part with them, or keep them for sentimental value. A lot of these decisions and choices and a look at a once close family who is now reunited is discussed in this film. Summer Hours is not one of your fast moving action packed films, but instead focuses a lot on characters and their lives and how they interact with the ones around them. The performances are all very strong here as is the character development and the dialogue, so for me it was an absolute joy to watch realistic characters deal with real life situations and emotions. The artistic and cultural belongings in the film that is a large focus of the story is also an interesting touch to the story because it really shows some different sides of the characters and for anyone interested in antiques, or art of any kind it is fascinating to watch seeing the impact they have on the museums and the appraisers. While the film does deal with family issues, I do want to stress that it is not a really dysfunctional family that we are observing here and it is not a depressing film to watch. On the contrary it sometimes left me quite uplifted to see how things are passed on from generation to generation and how even the simplest of things can bring back the memories of the ones we love and the times that are very dear to us. The siblings do get along and they do care for each other, but they are all older now and some have families and a lot of them have high demanding jobs and live elsewhere, so they do not really have time for each other, not because they don't care, but because their lives have taken them elsewhere, which I think is a realistic and honest way of looking at families because after all doesn't situations like this happen to us all eventually? There is definitely a lot the film leaves us to think about and I think it also allows us to appreciate our own families and the things that make them special and what brings us together and what will give us everlasting memories. Summer Hours does this without being overly sentimental, or preachy, but it still leaves the viewer with a lot to think about and to cherish about what one just watched. It left me with a peaceful and tranquil feeling and I really enjoyed watching these characters and learning more about them. A moving and intriguing tale that is one of this year's best films.

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