One Deadly Summer (1983)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery


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Oozing sensuality, a young woman arrives in a small town and gets married to the local mechanic. Was it love at first sight? What links her enigmatic presence to the family's piano? Is it curiosity or is it something far more sinister?


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  • Isabelle Adjani in One Deadly Summer (1983)
  • Isabelle Adjani in One Deadly Summer (1983)
  • Isabelle Adjani and Alain Souchon in One Deadly Summer (1983)
  • Isabelle Adjani and Maria Machado in One Deadly Summer (1983)
  • Jenny Clève and Alain Souchon in One Deadly Summer (1983)
  • Isabelle Adjani in One Deadly Summer (1983)

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Director:

Jean Becker

Writers:

Sébastien Japrisot (based on the novel by), Sébastien Japrisot (adaptation)

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30 January 2013 | christopher-underwood
9
| all bright, golden and light, at first
I don't know how I've managed to not see this film till now, except I guess, for some reason it was only available for a short time. But it is a stunner, all bright, golden and light, at first, but rapidly the evidence of some dark undertow becomes evident. Alain Souchon seems a barely adequate pairing for Isabelle Adjani but it all gradually comes together. Adjani is skimpily dressed, partly undressed or completely nude for the entire picture and so hypnotises that we are distracted and unable to foresee what will be the doom laden, final denouement. I cannot think of another film where the leading lady looks so sensational from every angle and throughout an entire movie as Adjani does in this. Never a dull moment, as they say, and more than that, little is what it seems at first and those we think have a handle on things maybe don't. There is an intimate moment between Adjani's character and her mother that astonished and baffled me that does resonate as the film builds to its explosive ending.

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