Violent Summer

Estate violenta
by Valerio Zurlini 1h44min Italy 1959
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Violent Summer
by Valerio Zurlini

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. Roberta's mother warns Roberta to avoid Carlo, but to her, he seems attentive and to her daughter he is kind. Romance develops. Within a few weeks, Roberta is risking everything. Can there be a resolution between passion, on the one hand, and war, duty, and social expectation on the other?

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  • Eleonora Rossi Drago : Roberta Parmesan
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant : Carlo Caremoli
  • Jacqueline Sassard : Rosanna
  • And with: Cathia Caro, Enrico Maria Salerno, Lilla Brignone, Raf Mattioli


  • Director Valerio Zurlini
  • Scenario Valerio Zurlini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Giorgio Prosperi
  • Photo director Tino Santoni
  • Set Design Dario Cecchi, Massimiliano Capriccioli
  • Sound Mario Messina
  • Editing Mario Serandrei
  • Original music Mario Nascimbene
  • Producer Silvio Clementelli, Charles Delac
  • Production Compagny Société Générale de Cinématographie (S.G.C.), Titanus
  • Distributor SND

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1959
  • Release date for France08/19/1963
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageItalian
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