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Laura, les ombres de l'été (1979)

Sculptor Paul meets a former great love again after a long time -- but is much more impressed by her 15-year-old daughter, Laura, who looks like her mother when Paul was in love with her. ... See full summary »

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David Hamilton

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David Hamilton (story), Joe Morheim (as Joe Morhaim) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maud Adams ... Sarah
Dawn Dunlap ... Laura
James Mitchell James Mitchell ... Paul Thomas Wyler
Maureen Kerwin ... Marline Royer
Pierre Londiche Pierre Londiche ... Richard Moore
Thierry Redler Thierry Redler ... Costa
Louise Vincent Louise Vincent ... Madame Flory
William Milié William Milié ... Le chorégraphe (as William Millie)
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Sculptor Paul meets a former great love again after a long time -- but is much more impressed by her 15-year-old daughter, Laura, who looks like her mother when Paul was in love with her. Laura likes him very much too, but her jealous mother prevents any further contact. She allows him to make a sculpture of Laura, but only from photos. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 November 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Laura, Shadows of a Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

France

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Film debut of Dawn Dunlap. NOTE: She made only six films over a six-year period (1979-85), then left the industry and, as of this writing (2015), never came back. See more »

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The German cut is ten minutes shorter than the regular version at 85 mins. See more »

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Sensual and Sublime
6 December 2005 | by howardbabcomSee all my reviews

I have read several technical critiques of this movie over the years, but it they all miss the mark for me, because this film provides something that very few films ever do - a gentle, poignant and tranquil approach into a world where the artistic, feminine and erotic merge in a manner that is generally well conceived and often breathtakingly beautiful.

David Hamilton is first and foremost a fine art photographer, and whilst there may be cinematic errors here, the visual content of the film allows one to pause and consider the wonder of the female form. I am delighted to own a copy of this visual hymn to some of the most delightful aspects of human life.

Howard Nowlan Fine Art Photographer, Cornwall, UK.


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