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Laura, les ombres de l'été (1979)

R | | Drama, Romance | 18 June 1980 (USA)
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 »

Director:

David Hamilton

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

When Laura is in the ballet shower, many of the poses duplicate paintings of Edgar Degas (an artist famed for his ballerina portraits). See more »

Alternate Versions

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

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Talk about pretentious
2 July 2001 | by TDVideoSee all my reviews

David Hamilton is so impressed with himself as a photographer, that he has convinced himself he can make a good film. Well, he's wrong. For example, I have a theory that he saw a good use of a fade out in a movie once and thought that if one fade out is good, then 75 of them must be great! Again, he's wrong. There is one sequence where Sarah (Maud Adams) is speaking to her daughter Laura (Dawn Dunlap) who is lying in bed. The camera shows Sarah talking and then slowly fades out to black only to shift to Laura in bed as she responded directly to her mother and continues the conversation. Maybe Hamilton felt this would make the dialogue have more resonance. Again, he's wrong. I've noticed that Hamilton is wrong a lot in this film. The movie fails on so many levels that I cannot begin to list them all here. All I can say is that you should avoid this movie at all costs. I give it a 1/10.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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