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Violent Summer (1959)

Estate violenta (original title)
Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Roberta Parmesan
... Carlo Caremoli (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
Lilla Brignone ... La madre di Roberta
Raf Mattioli ... Giorgio
Federica Ranchi ... Maddalena
Cathia Caro ... Serena
Giampiero Littera ... Daniele
Bruno Carotenuto ... Giulio
Tina Gloriani ... Emma
... Ettore Caremoli - il padre di Carlo
... Rosanna
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Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. Then, on the beach, he meets Roberta, a war widow with a child. Roberta's mother warns Roberta to avoid Carlo, but to her, he seems attentive and to her daughter he is kind. Romance develops. Within a few weeks, Roberta is risking everything. Can there be a resolution between passion, on the one hand, and war, duty, and social expectation on the other? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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5 July 1963 (France)  »

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Italian censorship visa # 30583 delivered on 7-11-1959. See more »

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Although set in 1943, settings, clothing and hairstyles are from the late 1950s. See more »

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Featured in Raison perdue (1984) See more »

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Temptation
Written by Nacio Herb Brown (as Brown) and Arthur Freed (as Freed) with Italian lyrics by A. Bracchi
Sung by Teddy Reno
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brilliant, old-fashioned melodrama
24 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Jean-Louis Trintignat plays the draft-dodging son of a powerful Nazi in 1943 Italy, in a prelude to Bertolucci's "The Conformist," who falls in love with an older war widow, in an absolutely brilliant performance by Eleonora Rossi Drago, (what else has she ever been in?) featuring a brilliantly choreographed sequence to the song "Temptation," reminding me of Fassbinder's "The Bitter Tears of Petra Van Kant," this is one of the better scenes one is ever likely to see in all of cinema where the lovers dance and fall in love around a nude male statue oblivious to the war raging outside, similar to Oshima's "In the Realm of the Senses," there is an extraordinary pacing to the film, an intense love affair, reminiscent of Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Hitchcock's "Notorious," this is a beautifully written, old-fashioned melodrama, the likes of which we just don't see any more.


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