One Deadly Summer

One Deadly Summer

Isabelle Adjani
Director: Jean Becker Cast: Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
, Alain Souchon
Alain Souchon
, Suzanne Flon
Suzanne Flon
Jean Becker

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Mono)

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In this tragic tale of misunderstanding, obsession, and increasing madness, "she," a beautiful young woman (Isabelle Adjani) settles into a small town in the south of France with her introverted mother (Maria Machado) and physically handicapped father and soon becomes the subject of wild speculation because of her aloofness and at the same time, her obvious sexuality. The young woman is actually caught up in the desire to avenge the long-ago rape of her mother, a rape committed by three Italian immigrants, one of whom is associated with a player piano. An attractive car mechanic (Alain Souchon) is enamored of her, and the woman suddenly sees him in a different light when she learns that his father, now dead, was an Italian immigrant who owned a player piano. Intent on taking action against the mechanic's family to right the wrong suffered by her mother, the daughter begins to lose her grip on sanity when she finds out that the men she suspects of the rape are actually innocent. In fact, her father long ago exacted his own vengeance on the three rapists. This knowledge pushes her over the edge, and she has to be institutionalized. Meanwhile, the young mechanic misunderstands what has happened and sets in motion events that cannot but lead to tragedy. L'Été Meurtier garnered four different Cesars in the 1983 competition: "Best Actress" (Isabelle Adjani), "Best Supporting Actress" (Suzanne Flon), "Best Original Screenplay," and "Best Editing."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2015
UPC: 0681116981126
Original Release: 1983
Rating: NR
Source: Tanelorn
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 27,391

Special Features

1983 Cannes Film Festival interview with Isabelle Adjani; Vintage interview with director Jean Becker; 2007 interview with director Jean Becker; Original trailer; Still photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Isabelle Adjani Elaine/Elle
Alain Souchon Pin Pon
Suzanne Flon Cognata
Jenny Cleve Pin Pon's Mother
François Cluzet Mickey
Michel Galabru Gabriel
Manuel Gelin Boubou
Maria Machado Elle's Mother
Yves Alfonso Rostallan
Roger Carel Henry IV (nickname)
Evelyne Didi Calamite
Jacques Dynam Ferraldo
Jean Gaven Leballech
Daniel Langlet Maitre
Patrice Melennec Actor
Jacques Nolot Fiero
Edith Scob Lady Doctor
Virginie Vignon Actor
Maïwenn Le Besco Elle as a Child
Raymond Meunier Brochard
Cecile Vassort Josette
Martin Lamotte Georges
Max Morel Touret

Technical Credits
Jean Becker Director,Screenwriter
Etienne Becker Cinematographer
Christine Beyout Producer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Jean-Claude Gallouin Art Director
Sébastien Japrisot Screenwriter
Therese Ripaud Costumes/Costume Designer
Guillaume Sciama Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques Witta Editor

Customer Reviews

One Deadly Summer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tankutheoptimist More than 1 year ago
French cinema yet once again proved its brilliance through this tiny masterpiece. The film if described in one word 'Unpredictable', yes it is so, you never know what will be the next thing or what will be the next intention of a character will be. 'L'ete Meurtrier' is a film about characters you may or may not be familiar with in real life but you certainly will believe them. Isabelle Adjani is very precise and shines with excellence in her role. Alain Sounchon delivers a remarkable performance, and the chemistry between these two are beyond words. The film oozes with mystery every moment, though having situations very believable and genuine. A film to look out for.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie 3 times,Why it is not on DVD?I'll be the first one to buy it....