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Le bel été 1914 (1996)

A couple take their son for the holidays to an uncle, so short of money that he rents part of his big isolated house to a businessman whose wife and daughters are there on holiday too. An ... See full summary »

Writers:

Louis Aragon (novel), Dominique Garnier (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Rich ... Comte de Sainteville
Maria Pacôme ... Maria
Hippolyte Girardot ... Pierre Mercadier
Judith Henry Judith Henry ... Paulette Mercadier
Marianne Denicourt ... Blanche Pailleron
Philippe Torreton ... Ernest Pailleron
Emmanuel Salinger Emmanuel Salinger ... Le docteur Moreau
Julia Maraval Julia Maraval ... Suzanne
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Gabriel
Pauline De Boever Pauline De Boever ... Yvonne
Marie-Joséphine Crenn Marie-Joséphine Crenn ... Jeanne
Maria Lhande Maria Lhande ... Marthe
Cécile Caillaud Cécile Caillaud ... Rosine
Carole Richert Carole Richert ... Denise
Stéphanie Petiot Stéphanie Petiot ... Une tuberculeuse
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Storyline

A couple take their son for the holidays to an uncle, so short of money that he rents part of his big isolated house to a businessman whose wife and daughters are there on holiday too. An affair develops among the adults, while the children start their own explorations. Deaths, disappearances and financial ruin follow as the world drifts into war.

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 August 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

1914 the Glorious Summer See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie is set in a France castle and the plot involves two couples and their children living together for a few days....
12 September 1999 | by NuitaSee all my reviews

This is such a wonderful movie! All the 'takes', the music, the photography, the story, the parts...... everything is so 'artistic', I mean 'Art', with a Capital 'A', Art as it should be. It's magnificent! I'd like to say to this director: "BRAVO!" Because he transmits such a wisdom in terms of human behavior - the movie teaches psychology at the same time, as the images follow each other..... it's simply marvelous!! I would never be tired of watching to this movie again and again!


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