Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. Then, on the beach, he meets Roberta, a war widow with a child.
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SUMMER OF 43. Impossible romance between candid TRINTIGNANT & a young passionate widow. 75 years ago we waited 15 days for a kiss ... and danced cheek to cheek anywhere, provided there was a record player ! == Italie 43, romance impossible entre TRINTIGNANT & 1 jeune veuve passionnée. Il y a 75 ans on attendait 15 jours pour 1 baiser... et on dansait joue contre joue n'importe où, pourvu qu'il y ait un électrophone !
An overheated romantic melodrama. It is supposed to take place in wartime Italy of 1943 but there are anachronisms in style and manner. One thing for sure, though...Jean Louis Trintignant is a star, even at this stage in his career.