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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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13 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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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

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 Rizzotti .... first assistant camera (as Benoît Rizzoti)
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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Goofs:
Continuity: The shape of Adrienne's apple and the discoloration marks from oxidization change repeatedly during the conversation with her brothers.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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52 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
What's the meaning of heritage?, 6 March 2008
Author: babevac2 from France

Hélène Berthier, niece of a famous painter, receive her children and grand children for her birthday, and take this opportunity to talk about her death, and what will happen to her uncle's collection. Once dead, Frederic, her elder son think that they'll keep the house as it his, but his brother and sister don't live in France anymore and think that it would more intelligent to sell. When I was expecting the family to be destroyed around this heritage, nothing like that happens, they all accept and the rarity in the 21 century of families having things that could belong to museums takes an end. This film is extremely beautiful, for many reasons. First because it can touch everyone who lost someone and saw what was theirs, being sold and put in many places. Then this film is beautiful because it shows also how everyone accepts that but also suffers from what they can't keep together: family, past, heritage! To me it shows better than any Amelie, or La Vie en Rose what being French means: being thorn between the heritage of a culture and an appeal of modernity, wanting to keep your roots alive and spread toward the world. This is funny how this thought came through my mind "Why do they want to live in Beijing or New York?" suddenly being in the film, that seemed weird to me when I just lived two years and a half in London, and probably won't stay in my old country forever. The actors are great, Edith Scob playing the extremely classy Hélène, and Charles Berling, Jeremy Regnier and Juliette Binoche are very touching and human. It's important to say, that the object are also characters in this story, and it's scary at the end to see them in the museum d'Orsay, how they lost life or are recovering some. It's important to say that this film was a project with the museum, and I think that it is brilliant to make us pay attention to the details of these objects when generally we're not. Question: is art made for museum or to live with it? People wouldn't try to steal them from museum if the answer was museums… If you want to see my other critics: http://www.silverparticules.blogspot.com

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