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A Summer's Tale (1996)

Conte d'été (original title)
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A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in ... See full summary »

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A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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20 June 2014 (USA)  »

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A Summer's Tale  »

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$11,000, 27 June 2014, Limited Release

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$196,927, 17 October 2014
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Margot: Friendship's a gag, but trifles are serious!
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Go see Amanda Langlet
6 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful setting, good acting (Amanda Langlet is brilliant and deserves more roles than just the two Rohmer-films she was in) and a teasing simple tale of a young man who should enjoy a calm summer holiday but instead makes things difficult by not making his mind up about which girl he will choose. Had he stuck to Langlet he would have made the right choice, but then the film would be of Tweety & Sylvester-length. When he realises the girls are in charge, he leaves the stage.Conte d'été is certainly one of the best Rohmer movies.


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