• A Summer's Tale (1996)

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Release Date: June 20th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Before beginning a new job, Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud) goes to a beach town to relax for a few weeks. He waits for Lena (Aurelia Nolin), a girl he has been casually dating for some time. When she does not arrive, he strikes up a friendship with waitress Margot (Amanda Langlet). Through her, Gaspard also meets Solene (Gwenaëlle Simon), a free spirit open to a physical relationship if he agrees to be faithful. As Gaspard spends time with each, he finds his feelings even further conflicted.

Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Aurelia Nolin, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aimé Lefèvre, Alain Guellaff, Evelyne Lahana, Yves Guerin

Director: Éric Rohmer

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Paramount

Distributors: Big World Pictures

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  • A Summer's Tale is one of those movies where it looks like nothing is happening; there is a lot of walking and talking (against exquisite backdrops), dissections and discourse about the intricacies of romance, the false signals, the fickleness. show more

  • A Summer's Tale's linear structure and sense of observation is simple yet inspired. show more

  • Whether it's the closest you'll get to the beach this year, or you have to tear yourself away from the dunes to enjoy it, it's an essential part of any movie-lover's summer. show more

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