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Five Days One Summer (1982)

PG | | Drama | 1982 (Japan)
Sean Connery stars in Fred Zinnemann's haunting tale of incestuous love set against a magnificent background of the Swiss Alps.

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writers:

Michael Austin (screenplay), Kay Boyle (short story: "Maiden, Maiden")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Douglas Meredith
Betsy Brantley Betsy Brantley ... Kate
Lambert Wilson ... Johann Biari
Jennifer Hilary ... Sarah Meredith
Isabel Dean ... Kate's Mother
Gérard Buhr ... Brendel
Anna Massey ... Jennifer Pierce
Sheila Reid Sheila Reid ... Gillian Pierce
Georges Claisse Georges Claisse ... Dieter
Kathy Marothy Kathy Marothy ... Dieter's Wife
Terry Kingley Terry Kingley ... Georg
Emilie Lihou Emilie Lihou ... Old Woman
Alfred Schmidhauser Alfred Schmidhauser ... Martin
Jerry Brouer Jerry Brouer ... Van Royen (as Jerry Brouwer)
Marc Duret ... French Student
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Storyline

Douglas Meredith is a respectable married middle aged doctor with a terrible secret. He's been having a secret consensual incestuous affair with his barely legal niece Kate for some time now. She lives in the Swiss Alps and they have their badly needed privacy there. One day, Swiss guide Johann Biari shows up to take them mountain climbing. Kate shows a faint interest in this man, which worries Douglas. During the climb an accident happens and their lives are changed forever.

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An obsession, a love, a memory. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

WB Shop / Warner Archive

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Days In Summer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,891, 14 November 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$199,078
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not What You Think!!
21 February 2018 | by PerryWSee all my reviews

I'll have to disagree with most reviews that emphasize the niece/lover girl is so young, barely legal, much younger as so many say. The actress was 27 when the movie was made & she looks about that! And since age differences of 25 years+ are quite common outside USA, especially Europe, this is not considered 'shocking!'. Also it needs to be made clear if she is actually his brother or sister's daughter or a niece by marriage which, of course, is no blood relation at all! But I suppose even that would be shocking to Americans!


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