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A Burning Hot Summer (2011)

Un été brûlant (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 29 June 2012 (USA)
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The once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frederic and his movie-star wife Angele hits the rocks when another couple joins them on a Roman holiday.

Director:

Philippe Garrel

Writers:

Marc Cholodenko (scenario), Caroline Deruas-Garrel (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Monica Bellucci ... Angèle
Louis Garrel ... Frédéric
Céline Sallette ... Élisabeth
Jérôme Robart Jérôme Robart ... Paul
Vladislav Galard Vladislav Galard ... Roland
Vincent Macaigne ... Achille
Maurice Garrel ... Le grand-père
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin Abitan Benjamin Abitan ... Un soldat
Anthony Audoux Anthony Audoux ... Danseur
Julien Bouanich Julien Bouanich ... Un soldat
Romain Canonne Romain Canonne ... Un soldat
Jean-Charles Clichet Jean-Charles Clichet ... Un soldat
Rodolphe Congé Rodolphe Congé ... Un soldat
Grégory Fitoussi ... Lepartenare du film d'époque
Jean-Luc Guillotin Jean-Luc Guillotin ... Le sergent
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Storyline

Frédéric and Angèle are a married couple, he a painter, she an actress of some renown who gave up her career to be with him. She is a woman who most men desire. Struggling actors Paul and Élisabeth, neither who has any money, start to date after they meet as extras on a movie set. Shortly before Paul and Élisabeth met, Frédéric and Paul became friends after being introduced by a mutual acquaintance. By association, all four become friends, especially strengthened when Paul and Élisabeth decide to move into Frédéric and Angèle's spacious apartment in Rome. Following an attempted suicide by Frédéric, Paul reflects on the friendship between the four. Because of physical proximity, they couldn't help but become closer emotionally. So whenever something happened within one of their lives, either directly concerning one or more of the others or not, it couldn't help but affect the other three, the battle lines more often drawn not by couple but by gender. Written by Huggo

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Drama

Certificate:

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France | Italy | Switzerland

Language:

French | Italian | English

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Burning Hot Summer See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Frédéric: I don't want us to break up. I don't want to.
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On a Wedding Anniversary
performer: John Cale
writer: John Cale and Dylan Thomas
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I liked this film.
13 July 2015 | by adventurer_ciSee all my reviews

The meaning is in the eye of a perceiver. I liked this movie. The acting was superb, which is expected from french actors. Louis Garrel is a very talented actor. I disagree with the reviewer from Oklahoma in regards to "actors dress and personal hygiene " and "The woman in the film regarded as an outstanding beauty would not be so to most American viewers". I am not French, but have European upbringing and I find this opinion as arrogant and stuck-up. There is nothing in this movie suggests that the actor"s hygiene is poor and they dress like slobs. Hollywood movies actors are so fake, so polished , so unrealistic and talentless, that I stopped watching it long time ago. As for the Monica Bellucci's beauty, once again, American standards are fake beauty of over-groomed people, while Monica Bellucci is a classic beauty. I can't name one single modern American actress that is a real, classic beauty. There are few young Hollywood actresses that are natural beauties, but they are not born American (Natalie Portman,Kate Beckinsale,Charlize Theron).


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