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Lumière d'été

Lumière d'été

A Feature film by Jean Grémillon

Produced by Productions André Paulvé, Discina

Release in France : 26/05/1943


    In this allegorical and rare masterpiece, a bizarre gallery of characters representing different aspects of society (the aristocrat, the scholar, the artist) assemble in a glass castle perched atop a mountain in the middle of nowhere. Nowhere Madeleine Renaud plays the owner of a hotel where this group interacts and lives (literally and guratively) on the edge of an abyss. In stark contrast to this, down in the valley, workers vie with the elements while building an enormous hydro-electric dam. The interaction of the castle dwellers and the workers is triggered by the presence of a lovely woman, with whom everyone falls in love. Tensions reach an explosive point at a nightmarish fancy-dress ball. Grémillon’s sympathies were un inchingly with the rugged working class. A symphonic love letter to industrial modernism-to sinewy, self- made men (and women).

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Productions André Paulvé, Discina

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    SND Groupe M6

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    André Paulvé

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jacques Prévert

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Prévert, Pierre Laroche

    Production managers :

    Louis Wipf, Lucien Lippens

    Production Designers :

    Max Douy, Alexandre Trauner, Léon Barsacq

    Location Manager :

    Fred Orain

    Assistant Director :

    Serge Vallin

    Sound recordists :

    Jean Monchablon, Paul Duvergé

    Camera Operator :

    Roger Arrignon

    Editor :

    Louisette Hautecoeur

    Music Composer :

    Roland Manuel

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 52 min

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    Black & White

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