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Summer of 85 (2020)

Été 85 (original title)
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While boating, Alexis's boat capsizes and almost drowns before being rescued by David, who ultimately ends up as the friend of his dreams.

Director:

François Ozon

Writers:

Aidan Chambers (novel), François Ozon (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Félix Lefebvre ... Alexis Robin
Benjamin Voisin ... David Gorman
Philippine Velge ... Kate
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Mme Gorman
Melvil Poupaud ... M. Lefèvre
Isabelle Nanty ... Mme Robin
Laurent Fernandez Laurent Fernandez ... M. Robin
Aurore Broutin Aurore Broutin ... L'éducatrice
Bruno Lochet ... Bernard, l'employé de la morgue
Yoann Zimmer Yoann Zimmer ... Luc
Antoine Simoni Antoine Simoni ... Chris
Patrick Zimmermann Patrick Zimmermann ... Le juge
Samuel Brafman-Moutier ... Le frère Gorman
Benjamin Allouche Benjamin Allouche ... Le Rabbin
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Storyline

What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. Because you can't get a bigger kick than dying. And that's why you save it till the very end. The summer holidays are just beginning, and this story recounts how Alexis grew into himself.

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Cannes Film Festival - The Official Selection 2020 - The regulars. See more »

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References Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) See more »

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Unsurprising story elaborated surprisingly beautiful
7 September 2020 | by imdb-jeroenSee all my reviews

I've seen a lot of 'gay' movies and a lot of coming of age movies and a lot of movies that combine both, but it is rare to see this in such great quality. The story hasn't many surprising twists, but the movie doesn't need those. It is a story of all times, metoculously set in one specific time and told in a very skillfull and loving fashion.

The casting, acting, art-direction, all are superb and enticing. The young actors seem to have great carriers ahead.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

14 July 2020 (France) See more »

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$3,434,245
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1.85 : 1
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