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Indian Summer (1972)

La prima notte di quiete (original title)
In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in high school replacing another teacher. His ... See full summary »

Director:

Valerio Zurlini

Writers:

Valerio Zurlini (story), Enrico Medioli (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alain Delon ... Daniele Dominici
Giancarlo Giannini ... Giorgio Mosca aka 'Spider'
Sonia Petrovna ... Vanina Abati (as Sonia Petrova)
Renato Salvatori ... Marcello
Alida Valli ... Marcella Abati - Vanina's mother
Adalberto Maria Merli Adalberto Maria Merli ... Gerardo Favani
Nicoletta Rizzi Nicoletta Rizzi ... Elvira
Salvo Randone ... The Head Teacher
Lea Massari ... Monica
Fabrizio Moroni Fabrizio Moroni ... Fabrizio Romani - student
Patrizia Adiutori ... Valeria
Sandro Moretti ... Leo Montanari
Carla Mancini ... Female Student
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In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in high school replacing another teacher. His relationship with his mate Monica is in crisis and he spends most of the time with his new acquaintances and gamblers Giorgio Mosca, Marcello and Gerardo Pavani. In classroom, he meets nineteen year old student Vanina Abati, who is Gerardo's girlfriend, and they fall in love for each other. Their relationship leads to a tragic end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 61271 delivered on 21-10-1972. See more »

Alternate Versions

The French language version, Le Professeur, is cut to 105 minutes. The German language version, Oktober in Rimini, is cut to 90 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Il Vincente (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Domani è un altro giorno (The Wonders You Perform)
Performed by Ornella Vanoni
Music by Jerry Chesnut
Italian lyrics by Giorgio Calabrese
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Let's hope for a decent translation release
26 March 2020 | by circagirlSee all my reviews

I was forced to settle for an unbelievably awful home brew English subtitle pirated copy so my take away is more of an emotional impression than a deep understanding. Apparently Delon hated working with this director and it didn't click enough with audiences to ever get a proper international dvd release. Boo! That being said, the solemn, hopeless beauty of the outsider leads and their star crossed romance screams of untold potential. I just wish I had a better idea of what was going on than just an outline of depressed, lonely teacher + disillusioned young student + gambling problem + Italian mafia = tragedy. Seriously, the only available English subtitling is so bad that it was like reading the cliff notes of a mad man who is incapable of complete sentences.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indian Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Monterchi, Italy See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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