Summer (Le rayon vert) 1986

Summer

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Delphine (Marie Rivière) is a beautiful young Parisian who is still smarting from a recent break-up. When a friend nixes their travel plans shortly before the trip, Delphine is left to decide how to spend her holiday. Soon she is dealing with various uncomfortable situations, including a beach getaway where she is the only single person. After attempting a trip to the overcrowded Alps, Delphine entertains more vacation options, but will the restless soul ever find what she's looking for?

Cast & Crew

Marie Rivière
Delphine
Lisa Heredia
Manuella in Paris
Marie Rivière
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Jean-Louis Valéro
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Sophie Maintigneux
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María Luisa García
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Critic Reviews for Summer (Le rayon vert)

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (2)

  • A beautiful narrative of self-discovery, elegant in its simplicity; Rohmer doesn't have to push hard on his basic premise to find extraordinary meaning.

    August 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Some films exist in a vacuum. Others, like Le rayon vert, the fifth tale in ric Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs series, are destined to have a seismic impact on the cinema that comes after it.

    March 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • A lovely, gentle film.

    January 1, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • A film which is at once nothing and everything.

    January 1, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • What might easily feel loose and inconsequential ends up feeling like sly magic.

    December 22, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • Now here's a summer movie to get excited about.

    June 8, 2011 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Summer (Le rayon vert)

  • Sep 14, 2012
    this film was released in 1986 actually, and it's the rohmer film for folks who don't like rohmer much. i'm not his biggest fan but he certainly has a gift for making mundane conversations interesting and whiny characters sympathetic. very enjoyable
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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