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3.4
178 Ratings

One Deadly Summer

L'été meurtrier

Directed by Jean Becker
France, 1983
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

A young woman sets out to take her revenge on the three Italian immigrants who raped her German-born mother, during the 1950s, before she was born.

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One Deadly Summer Directed by Jean Becker

Awards & Festivals

César Awards

1984 | 4 wins including: Best Actress

1984 | 5 nominations including: Best Film

Critics reviews

Adjani’s performance provides the silken threads that help weave the film’s web of intrigue. She is at turns funny, petulant, tender, manipulative, ridiculous, and cruel. And the living doll from earlier, it was exactly what she wanted us to see. One Deadly Summer is a page-turner paperback come to life. A huge hit at the French box office anchored by Adjani’s superstar performance and brought to life by Becker’s assured and unostentatious direction.
January 15, 2018
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If Becker shoots Adjani like she’s in an advertisement (diffused light, slightly low-angle, elegantly framed), that’s because she is. In One Deadly Summer, art and product are wrapped into one, disturbing whole.
November 17, 2015
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