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Summertime (2015)

La belle saison (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 August 2015 (France)
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There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did ... See full summary »

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Catherine Corsini
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile de France ... Carole (as Cécile De France)
Izïa Higelin ... Delphine Benchiessa
Noémie Lvovsky ... Monique Benchiessa- la mère de Delphine
Jean-Henri Compère ... Maurice Benchiessa - le père de Delphine
Loulou Hanssen ... Françoise
Kévin Azaïs ... Antoine
Benjamin Bellecour Benjamin Bellecour ... Manuel
Laetitia Dosch ... Adeline
Sarah Suco Sarah Suco ... Fabienne
Calypso Valois Calypso Valois ... Charlotte
Natalie Beder Natalie Beder ... Marie-Laure (as Nathalie Beder)
Bruno Podalydès Bruno Podalydès ... Le professeur Chambard
Antonia Buresi Antonia Buresi ... Geneviève
Julie Lesgages Julie Lesgages ... Joëlle
Benjamin Baroche Benjamin Baroche ... Le type qui se fait mettre la main aux fesses
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Storyline

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did meet and not only did they come across each other but they fell passionately in love as well. Unfortunately, Delphine's father fell victim to a stroke, and the young woman had no other choice but to go back home to help her mother run the family farm. Carole, who was so smitten by Delphine, couldn't stand the estrangement and decided to join her lover at the farm. But could feminism and lesbianism easily be transferred to the countryside and its standards of the time...? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 August 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Summertime See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,413, 24 July 2016

Gross USA:

$35,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,778,938
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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French visa # 136855. See more »

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After a swim in the pond, the girls lay out to take some sun. As Carole lays naked on the blanket resting her head on Delphine, her arms are raised and we can see she does not have any underarm hair. As the girls start to kiss and caress Carole's armpit is exposed again but this time full of underarm hair. See more »

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Referenced in Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Fais-moi de l'électricité
Written by Pierre Delanoë/Claude Lemesle/Joe Dassin/Gil Slavin
© 1973 by Music 18 & Robin Song Music
Performed by Joe Dassin
(P) 1973 Sony BMG Music Entertainment France
With the kind permission of Sony Music Entertainment France
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Usual French excuse for a bit of sex and nudity
17 September 2019 | by JellybeansuckerSee all my reviews

Another sensual portrait of intimacy by the French, with lots of sex and nudity. What a surprise. They're obsessed. This time a passionate lesbian affair is given the full on French movie treatment of a thin and contrived story line to support the main event, as it often is in French movies - sex and nudity. Once the plot line leads us there, it's off with the token backstory, the majority of the cast and of course the clothes. All tastefully done in nice surroundings near to nature - it's Art, you see. (Oh yeah?)

It's directed and written by a woman, which is blaringly obvious all the way through, it has that exclusively intimate aura that shouts 'Women are far more sensual and better at love than men, as you can see here.' The upside is the two leads are very good looking, well you'd probably want that as a producer to sell more tickets and DVDs wouldn't you. Good committed acting too, it has to be said. Highly predictable and typically titillating French film fayre that will probably bring that pause button into play. Watch with a bottle of fruity French wine.


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