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Summer Guests

Sommergäste

Directed by Peter Stein
West Germany, 1976
Drama

Synopsis

The film is based on a novel by Maxim Gorky and tells the story of a social gathering during vacation in the Zaristic Russia of 1904, worn down by endless conflicts and disputes.

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Summer Guests Directed by Peter Stein

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  • apursansar's rating of the film Summer Guests

    A masterful ensemble film reminiscent of Jean Renoir's "La règle du jeu" that does a great job portraying a social class mangling itself. The stellar performances must have impressed Rohmer given that he casted various of the actors for his equally impressive "Die Marquise von O...".

  • José Neves's rating of the film Summer Guests

    A kind of close familiar of some Mikhalkovs films, such as "Unfinished Piece ..." or "Uncle Vanya", not only by adapting a Russian writer of the same period, but also because it's also a collective piece, which begins and ends in coral symphony, explosive at first, diluted at the end, shattered into numerous chamber pieces. An exercise with the best players that ever stepped the stage and been registered on film.