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A Burning Hot Summer (2011) More at IMDbPro »Un été brûlant (original title)

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A Burning Hot Summer -- The latest searing drama from French master Garrel (Regular Lovers) loosely evokes Godard's Contempt, as a once-happy marriage between a brooding painter (Louis Garrel) and his movie-star wife (Monica Bellucci) hits the rocks.
A Burning Hot Summer -- 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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Marc Cholodenko (scenario)
Philippe Garrel (scenario)
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Release Date:
28 September 2011 (France) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Monica Bellucci ... Angèle

Louis Garrel ... Frédéric

Céline Sallette ... Élisabeth
Jérôme Robart ... Paul
Vladislav Galard ... Roland
Vincent Macaigne ... Achille
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

Grégory Fitoussi ... Lepartenare du film d'époque
Jean-Luc Guillotin ... Le sergent

Cyrille Hertel ... Un soldat
Frédéric Noaille ... Un soldat
Fannie Outeiro
Alexandre Pallu ... Un soldat
Eric Seigne ... Un soldat

Directed by
Philippe Garrel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marc Cholodenko  scenario
Caroline Deruas-Garrel  scenario
Philippe Garrel  scenario

Produced by
Conchita Airoldi .... co-producer
Giorgio Magliulo .... co-producer
Patrizia Massa .... executive producer
Patrizia Massa .... line producer
Pierre-Alain Meier .... co-producer
Edouard Weil .... producer
Original Music by
John Cale 
Cinematography by
Willy Kurant 
Film Editing by
Yann Dedet 
Costume Design by
Justine Pearce 
Makeup Department
Letizia Carnevale .... makeup artist: Monica Bellucci
Giorgio Gregorini .... hair department head
Production Management
Carla Altieri .... unit production manager
Fabio Carlà .... production manager
Camilla Fava del Piano .... assistant production manager
Marie Giustinati .... assistant unit production manager
Thibault Mattei .... unit production manager
Bénédicte Page .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Maria Putorti .... assistant director
Art Department
Loïc Cascarino .... prop buyer
Marco Lo Russo .... leadman
Sound Department
Gabriel Hafner .... sound re-recording mixer
François Musy .... sound mixer
Renaud Musy .... boom operator
Denis Séchaud .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Charles-Axel Vollard .... special effects supervisor
Jonathan Zenenski .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Guillaume Dubois .... visual effects coordinator
Romain Hubert .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer (as Jean-Claude LeBras)
Marc Nove .... best boy
Pietro Rosso .... electrician
Editorial Department
Sonia Bogdanovsky .... trainee film editor
Christophe Bousquet .... color grader
Mathilde Cousin .... assistant film editor
Gérard Estival .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Dustin Boyer .... musician: guitar
Daniel Deshays .... music engineer
Alexandre Tanguy .... music recordist
Other crew
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer
Geraldine Lumpp .... assistant to monica bellucci (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un été brûlant" - France (original title)
"That Summer" - International (English title) (review title)
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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Frédéric:I don't want us to break up. I don't want to.See more »


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15 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
The most uninspiring film this year, 3 September 2011
Author: gioskel from Italy

This is one of the most boring movies I have seen in a very long time. There were only a couple of scenes worth watching and the rest was same old same old. The only redeeming parts were toward the beginning of the film, and they didn't really tie in to the rest of the movie. It was all downhill from there. Uninspiring camera angles, OK acting, and a plot which leaves a lot to be desired. Louis did a great job, however, and I was surprised that Monica's acting is improving slightly. We all know that Monica is a beautiful lady, but focusing on this aspect of her is starting to get old. She actually did a decent job acting, so it would have been nice if the director had focused more on this than on her physical beauty. Was expecting much better work out of Philippe Garrel. Better luck next time.

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