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.
The movie was initially supposed to be called 'Été 84' ('Summer of 84'). Robert Smith, the singer of The Cure, refused to grant François Ozon the permission to use his song 'In Between Days' because it was actually released a year later, in 1985. Ozon wrote back a letter to Robert Smith asking for a lower price for the rights and saying that he could change the name of his movie to 'Été 85', which was finally done. See more »
The latest Francois Ozon's 16mm release * Ete 85* is quiet disappointing comparison to his previous works such as Sitcom, 8 femmes, La Piscine, Gouttes D'eau Sur Pierre Brulantes and Amant Double. It seems like he wanted to create the sense of atmosphere in between Call me by your name and his 1996 short film Une rob D'ete. The film has some great songs in soundtrack such as Cruel Summer from Bananarama, Rod Stewart's Sailing in disco scene and closing song from The Cure with In Between Days. Rating: 5.5 out of 10
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