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A Burning Hot Summer (2011)

Un été brûlant (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 29 June 2012 (USA)
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The once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frederic and his movie-star wife Angele hits the rocks when another couple joins them on a Roman holiday.



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Credited cast:
Jérôme Robart ...
Vladislav Galard ...
Vincent Macaigne ...
Maurice Garrel ...
Le grand-père
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin Abitan ...
Un soldat
Julien Bouanich ...
Un soldat
Romain Canonne ...
Un soldat
Jean-Charles Clichet ...
Un soldat
Rodolphe Congé ...
Un soldat
Lepartenare du film d'époque
Jean-Luc Guillotin ...
Le sergent
Un soldat


Frédéric and Angèle are a married couple, he a painter, she an actress of some renown who gave up her career to be with him. She is a woman who most men desire. Struggling actors Paul and Élisabeth, neither who has any money, start to date after they meet as extras on a movie set. Shortly before Paul and Élisabeth met, Frédéric and Paul became friends after being introduced by a mutual acquaintance. By association, all four become friends, especially strengthened when Paul and Élisabeth decide to move into Frédéric and Angèle's spacious apartment in Rome. Following an attempted suicide by Frédéric, Paul reflects on the friendship between the four. Because of physical proximity, they couldn't help but become closer emotionally. So whenever something happened within one of their lives, either directly concerning one or more of the others or not, it couldn't help but affect the other three, the battle lines more often drawn not by couple but by gender. Written by Huggo

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A Burning Hot Summer  »

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Frédéric: I don't want us to break up. I don't want to.
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performer: Carl Barat and Dirty Pretty Things
Writer: C. Barat / A. Rossomando / G. Powell / D. Hammond
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A French movie about conflicting love triangles.
26 August 2012 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

The actors in this French movie with English titles work hard. They act as if they feel everything intensely. The film may be enjoyed if the viewer is French and familiar with the French language and customs. I was unable to feel what the actors obviously wanted to get across to viewers. I was unable to suspend disbelief. The actors dress and personal hygiene does not correspond to what I see every day in America. This may not be a negative to French audiences. The woman in the film regarded as an outstanding beauty would not be so to most American viewers. This criticism may be unfair if viewers expect most young women to be beauty-contest gorgeous. The French woman's persona and actions may make her beautiful to a French person. French audiences may appreciate the realism in dress and actions. If I was asked to recommend this film I would say that French audiences may find the movie entertaining. However American audiences are likely to have difficulty appreciating the French appearance, emotions and behavior.

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