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Summer Affair (1971)

Il sole nella pelle (original title)
R | | Drama , Romance | 1979 (USA)
A rich girl falls for an older hippie boy. Her parents don't approve and try to stop her from seeing him.


Giorgio Stegani


Giorgio Stegani (original screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Alessio Orano Alessio Orano ... Robert
Ornella Muti ... Lisa
Luigi Pistilli ... Chief of Police
Chris Avram Chris Avram ... Father
Roby Ruberti Roby Ruberti
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Truck Driver
Stella Carnacina Stella Carnacina
Aristide Caporale Aristide Caporale
Antonio Piretti Antonio Piretti
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giulio Baraghini Giulio Baraghini
Gianni Pulone Gianni Pulone


Lisa, a fifteen-year-old daughter of a wealthy industrialist, falls in love with Robert, a young hippie, slightly older than her. Their feeling is very strong, and the two decide to take a little holiday in Ponza aboard the girl's father's sailboat. During the journey, however, they are forced to land on a deserted island, because of a shipwreck. Meanwhile, the police - alerted by Lisa's parents - is convinced that the girl was kidnapped by a maniac. Written by lament

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Affair See more »

Filming Locations:

Ponza, Lazio, Italy

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Stefano Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Featured in Famous T & A (1982) See more »


Don't Wake Me Up Tonight
Vocal by Ms. Georgia
Music by Bucky Barrett
Lyrics by Bobbi Cole
(In 1979 US Version Only "Summer Affair")
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Predictable love story on an island in the sun
23 September 2009 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Summer Affair is kind of an Italian version of Romero and Juliet, intertwined with themes of free love, overbearing parents and a sun-baked island. The film is basically the story of a young girl who is enticed by a good looking, 'free spirit', much to the dismay of her father. The pair spends time together and eventually they end up on a boat. The boats gets out of control and the pair find themselves on a deserted island together. Meanwhile, the girl's father gets the police involved to try and 'save' his daughter. It has to be said that the film isn't all that interesting - not a great deal really happens and it tends to rely on the themes of the plot rather than the plot itself. The film does look nice, however, and director Giorgio Stegani does a good job of capturing the sun drenched locations and the picturesque island at the centre of the story. The film stars the beautiful Ornella Muti in one of her first roles, and while she doesn't get a great deal to do; she is always nice to look at. Starring alongside her is Alessio Orano and the two share a believable chemistry. The plot really is rather predictable and the film doesn't feature any surprises either. I wouldn't heavily recommend anyone goes out of their way for this film...but it is at least a decent watch.

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