Violent Summer

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Violent Summer

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Violent Summer

Release Date: November 13, 1959

Year    :   1959
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance, War
Production Companies    :   Société Générale de Cinématographie (S.G.C.), Titanus
Director    :   Valerio Zurlini
Producers    :   Goffredo Lombardo, Silvio Clementelli, Anna Davini, Giuseppe Bordogni, Luigi Ceccarelli
Writers    :   Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Valerio Zurlini, Valerio Zurlini, Giorgio Prosperi
RunTime    :   94 mins.

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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