Summer Hours

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Overview

Three siblings must come to terms with their mother's mortality as they decide what to do with her valuable belongings in this warm family drama from filmmaker Olivier Assayas. Hélène Berthier Edith Scob is about to turn 75, and her children are gathering at her home in the country for a party. Adrienne Juliette Binoche has flown in from New York City, where she lives with her boyfriend, James Kyle Eastwood. Jérémie Jérémie Renier has taken a rare break from his globe-trotting business interests to stop by with ...
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Overview

Three siblings must come to terms with their mother's mortality as they decide what to do with her valuable belongings in this warm family drama from filmmaker Olivier Assayas. Hélène Berthier Edith Scob is about to turn 75, and her children are gathering at her home in the country for a party. Adrienne Juliette Binoche has flown in from New York City, where she lives with her boyfriend, James Kyle Eastwood. Jérémie Jérémie Renier has taken a rare break from his globe-trotting business interests to stop by with his wife Valérie Bonneton. And Frédéric Charles Berling, the only one who lives close enough to visit regularly, has also come with his spouse, Lisa Dominique Reymond. Hélène has inherited a large and valuable collection of art from her brother, and with her health beginning to fail, she approaches Frédéric and asks that he, Jérémie, and Adrienne come up with a plan to deal with the pieces after her death. Frédéric wants to keep the collection together and see if they can persuade a gallery to purchase and present them as a set. Jérémie and Adrienne have other ideas, but as he's pondering a business opportunity in China and she's planning on settling in America for good, they don't have as much influence over the final decision as Frédéric. L'Heure d'Été aka Summer Hours was produced in part by the celebrated French art gallery Musée d'Orsay, and was one of a handful of films created to honor the museum in its 20th anniversary year.
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Special Features

Disc One: ; New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Olivier Assayas and approved by Assayas and cinematographer Eric Gautier; New and improved English subtitle translation; ; Disc Two; New video interview with Assayas; Making-of documentary featuring interviews with Assayas and actors Charles Berling and Juliette Binoche, and showing the cast and crew on set; Inventory, an hour-long documentary by Olivier Goinard, shot partly in Paris's Musée d'Orsay, that examines the film's approach to art; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2010
  • UPC: 715515056915
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,006

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juliette Binoche Adrienne
Charles Berling Frederic
Jérémie Renier Jeremie
Edith Scob Helene Berthier
Dominique Reymond Lisa
Valérie Bonneton Angela
Isabelle Sadoyan Eloise
Kyle Eastwood James
Alice De Lencquesaing Sylvie
Emile Berling Pierre
Jean-Baptiste Malartre
Technical Credits
Olivier Assayas Director, Screenwriter
Luc Barnier Editor
Sylvie Barthet Production Manager
Antoinette Boulat Casting
Nicolas Cantin Sound/Sound Designer
Jorgen Doering Costumes/Costume Designer
Claire Dornoy Executive Producer
Éric Gautier Cinematographer
Charles Gillibert Producer
Matthew Gledhill Asst. Director
Olivier Goinard Sound/Sound Designer
Marin Karmitz Producer
Nathanael Karmitz Producer
Françoise-Renaud Labarthe Art Director
Anais Romand Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Film
1. Treasure Hunt [4:07]
2. Birthday Toast [6:25]
3. The Estate [8:04]
4. Useful Objects [6:05]
5. Departures [3:58]
6. The Paperwork [5:14]
7. Hélène and Paul [6:59]
8. Practical Matters [11:33]
9. Final Details [8:22]
10. Walk-Through [9:33]
11. Éloise [4:12]
12. Troubles With Sylvie [1:52]
13. The Committee [2:51]
14. Family Business [3:02]
15. The Musée d'Orsay [6:59]
16. Moving On [3:30]
17. Send-Off [10:07]
18. Color Bars
Disc #2 -- The Supplements
1. Orsay and Patrimony [6:09]
2. Berthier's Generation [9:17]
3. Inheriting / Corot [9:33]
4. Bracqueond [9:01]
5. Objects In the Film [8:15]
6. Historical Design [8:19]
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Disc #2 -- The Supplements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Realist, poignant drama with beautiful art direction.

    Realist, poignant drama with beautiful art direction.

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