Summer (1986) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Marie Rivière, Béatrice Romand, Rosette

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SUMMER (Le Rayon Vert) is a movie written and directed by Eric Rohmer in 1986. This film won, the same year, the Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival.
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It's summer in Paris and Delphine doesn't know what to do with her holiday. She should have gone to Greece with a friend but the plan fell through two weeks before. Living alone since her break-up with Jean-Pierre two years before, Delphine is too fragile emotionally to go alone on vacation.

She will spend a week at her friend Rosette's family home in Northern France and only one day in the Alps before coming back to Paris more depressed than ever. By chance, she meets there an old friend who lends her an apartment in Biarritz for the rest of her holiday.

Everybody would like to help her but Delphine doesn't feel well at all in the company of people without problems and simply enjoying life. She decides to come back home one more time and, at this moment, makes the acquaintance of a young man in Biarritz's railway station.
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Script Analysis of Summer (1986)

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   secretary Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   None

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