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And They Call It Summer (2012)

E la chiamano estate (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 22 November 2012 (Italy)
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The story of a married couple, Dino and Anna. They love each other, but he is a tormented, sexually deviant man who loves his wife madly, but finds having sex with her impossible. He has a ... See full summary »


Paolo Franchi


Paolo Franchi (story), Paolo Franchi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Jean-Marc Barr ... Dino / husband
Luca Argentero ... Alessandro
Filippo Nigro ... Mauro
Isabella Ferrari ... Anna / wife
Anita Kravos ... Prostituta / prostitute
Romina Carrisi Power ... Chiara (as Romina Carrisi Jr.)
Jean-Pierre Lorit ... Ing. Laudani
Eva Riccobono ... La prostituta sfregiata / The scarred prostitute
Maurizio Donadoni ... Carlo
Christian Burruano ... Amante di Anna / Anna's lover
Caterina Valente


The story of a married couple, Dino and Anna. They love each other, but he is a tormented, sexually deviant man who loves his wife madly, but finds having sex with her impossible. He has a complex personality, has had a difficult childhood, after the death of his brother who committed suicide and the subsequent abandonment by his mother. They both had other relationships and different sexual experiences. He looks for pleasure elsewhere: sees prostitutes, and goes to swinging clubs. He sleeps with all kinds of women, even unattractive ones. He lives a nocturnal life, shoots excited videos. Then, when he gets home to his loved one, everything becomes lyrical and pure. The two declare their eternal love to each other but hardly touch each other. Written by lament

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22 November 2012 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Adına da Yaz Demişler See more »


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EUR1,093,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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A painful look on a different way of loving.
16 October 2013 | by massimiliano-benedettoSee all my reviews

Following a non-linear narrative method, and using flashbacks and different "time windows", the filmmaker Paolo Franchi analyzes in a very accomplice and almost " affectionate " not the destruction or construction of a love, but a love that seems different from models we know, far from the "happiness-at-all-costs" clichés but as real and intimate. The movie, exploring the sentimental life a modern and successful couple, is the chilling shot of a relationship in which love does not exist and will never exist . Dino and Anna are a picture-perfect couple, but the truth is different: the lack of sex, love, confidence, honesty hiding under this surface will face us with something that probably we are not ready to accept. A different way to love, full of tragedy and and pain, and a different way to "be together" that may seem arid, but makes them feel alive and fulfilled. In Dino and Anna's life the shattering of an absolute happiness against human and psychological limits is the strength, the engine, the true meaning : no need to be happy to be alive , you need to feel the blood flowing , to cry, to doubt. We may not agree, but that's it: it's not us, is their couple, is their relationship , and we can be spectators , never judges. Thanks to a flawless direction , an excellent script and actors painfully perfect , the film forces us to face the love (or, rather , the non- love) of Dino and Anna, and deal with our way of loving, with the compromises and the moment of loneliness. And sometimes makes us feel fragile and alone more than we think we are.

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