Summer Hours (2008)

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Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.




  • Olivier Assayas in Summer Hours (2008)
  • Juliette Binoche in Summer Hours (2008)
  • Juliette Binoche and Edith Scob in Summer Hours (2008)
  • Charles Berling and Dominique Reymond in Summer Hours (2008)
  • Olivier Assayas and Jérémie Renier in Summer Hours (2008)
  • Summer Hours (2008)

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26 July 2008 | home-133
| Money or love?
This is a haunting film about the distorting effects of monetary exchange on family life and the cohesion of society. It will give food for thought to anyone with elderly parents who may have accumulated a few works of art during their lifetime. At a time of grief, the bereaved have difficult questions to answer. The film-goer is left wondering, "What would I have done if I had been in a similar situation?" It is not a film to be quickly forgotten. Although the issue of the fate of the family's country house may be a specifically French theme, others dealt with are more universal and have a deep resonance for anyone with elderly relations. Juliette Binoche may be the name that draws film-goers in, but there is fine acting from all the performers.

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EUR4,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,484 17 May 2009

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