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Summer Hours (2008) More at IMDbPro »L'heure d'été (original title)

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Summer Hours -- In this stunning drama, starring Juliette Binoche, three siblings struggle to deal with the death of their mother, the end of childhood and a unique vision for the future.
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.
Summer Hours -- Clip: The obituary


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Olivier Assayas (writer)
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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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  (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)
Karine Ebert .... assistant unit manager
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
Adail Viveiros .... art dept. runner
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
Arnaud Vittet .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'heure d'été" - France (original title)
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103 min
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Did You Know?

Charles Berling previously starred in Olivier Assayas's film, Demonlover (2002).See more »
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 »
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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23 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Money or love?, 26 July 2008
Author: home-133 from United Kingdom

This is a haunting film about the distorting effects of monetary exchange on family life and the cohesion of society. It will give food for thought to anyone with elderly parents who may have accumulated a few works of art during their lifetime. At a time of grief, the bereaved have difficult questions to answer. The film-goer is left wondering, "What would I have done if I had been in a similar situation?" It is not a film to be quickly forgotten. Although the issue of the fate of the family's country house may be a specifically French theme, others dealt with are more universal and have a deep resonance for anyone with elderly relations. Juliette Binoche may be the name that draws film-goers in, but there is fine acting from all the performers.

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