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7 Ratings

Summer Nights

Les nuits d'été

Directed by Mario Fanfani
France, 2014
Comedy, Drama, LGBT+


With this atmosopheric period piece, director Mario Fanfani has delivered a thoughtful, layered, and quirky drama (though there are moments of delightful comedy, too) that asks questions of gender, love, and identity.

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Summer Nights Directed by Mario Fanfani

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  • msmichel's rating of the film Summer Nights

    CINEMANIA'15 1959 France and the country is fixated on its involvement in Algeria while Michel, a married notary, struggles to come to terms with his cross-dressing and fear of discovery. The script is unable to bring these facets together in a satisfying way and despite game performances in the end fails. Jeanne Balibar is quite good as the neglected wife but the rest of the cast seem to be in a film so out of date.

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