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"Leçon de cinéma" de Lucian Pintilie (20')
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Un Été inoubliable, 1 DVD, 112 minutes
Officier promis à un brillant avenir, le capitaine Dumitriu doit demander sa mutation dans une garnison (très) isolée parce que sa femme a repoussé les avances d'un trop pressant général (d'un "Nous nous reverrons quand les enfants seront grands Dans dix, quinze ans" ponctué d'un rire sans appel ). Arrivé à la frontière, il est confronté à la violence des contrebandiers, et reçoit l'ordre de fusiller d'innocents villageois pour venger des garde-frontières. Au problème de conscience que cet ordre suscite chez lui s'ajoute très vite la sympathie éprouvée par son épouse pour ces hommes Fidèle à ses convictions et fort d'un immense talent, Lucian Pintilie nous offre une fois encore un film magnifique et engagé, réussissant le tour de force de décrire avec subtilité une chronique amoureuse et intimiste dans le cadre d'une histoire antimilitariste et universelle avec, dans le rôle principal, une Kristin Scott-Thomas éblouissante. Un très beau film évoquant entre autres choses l'absurdité des frontières, parsemé çà et là d'éléments burlesques venants atténuer la tension de l'ensemble, et dont la scène finale reste longtemps gravée dans la mémoire. Sur le DVD, une leçon de cinéma signée du réalisateur, qui est tout autant une leçon de philosophie, et surtout un très émouvant entretien avec Marin Karmitz, producteur du film, revenu pour la première fois à l'occasion du tournage dans la Roumanie de son enfance (et qui parle également de l'immense tristesse ressentie lorsque Pulp Fiction a remporté la Palme d'or cannoise ) --David Rault --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.Voir l'ensemble des Descriptions du produit
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Il y a un scénario, il y a des acteurs, il y a de bonnes pistes à explorer.
Mais ce film est un brouillon. Un story-board filmé avec les moyens du bord.
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Capt. Petre Dumitriu (Claudiu Bleont) is sent to a dangerous Bulgarian/Romanian border after his wife, Marie-Therese Von Debretsy (Kristin Scott Thomas) does not accept the advances for Petre's commanding officier.
The couple, along with their children, try to adapt to this new setting. Petre repeatedly tells his wife, they will not be staying there long. But it's not a safe place to be. Danger lurks around every corner.
Soon, the unavoidable happens. Eight Romanian soldiers are killed. Several Bulgarians are captured and Petre is told he is going to have to give the order to have the men executed. This though comes as a shock to the couple. Especially after Marie spends time with the men and a relationship forms between them.
The film was directed by Lucian Pintilie and based on the novel La Salade written by Petru Dumitriu. Now the movie never states whether or not this was based on a true story, but, I have a hunch it doesn't matter. This may not have been based on a particular story, but, events such as these must have taken place at one time or another.
I'm someone who firmly believes movies can exist as insights into society. When we watch movies from past decades, they tell us something about the world. Movies are a reflection of the times. They either endorse social morals and values or attempt to challenge them. Movies are rarely made that do not serve a purpose. Nearly all movies are about something. They exist to inform us.
Keeping this in mind then, lets try and figure out what "An Unforgettable Summer" is really trying to tell us. Lets think back to the early '90s. What was going on in eastern Europe at that time? The "ethnic cleansing" and decline of the former Yugoslavia! "An Unforgettable Summer" is using another historical time in history, when people were merely hated for being different, and compare it to a more contemporary event.
One of the underlying themes of the film, is hatred for "the other". Many of the Romanians hate Petre's wife because she is half Hungarian. The Romanian army of course hates the Bulgarians. People simply hate one another because they are different.
Pintilie's films usually have a political bent. Much of his work involves Romania's rule under Communism. "Terminus paradis" is one film to check out. Here with "An Unforgettable Summer" Pintilie is making a strong social commentary. Now if only more people would watch the film and take to heart it's message you might begin to realize the power of movies.
Bottom-line: Lucian Pintilie's film makes a powerful social commentary dealing with a regrettable time in recent history. The performances are strong and convincing and carry a lot of emotional weight.
The film stars english film star Kristin Scott Thomas in a powerful role as the Hungarian born aristocrat Von Debretsy who is married to Captain Petre of the romanian army. The film developes in the Souther Dobruja (present day Bulgaria) where the captain is posted after requesting a transfer to get away from the arrogant General Ipsilanti who is trying to win over his own wife in not so subtle terms.
Below is a list of the different factors that I considered in given this rating.
Historical Context: The Southern Dobruja region in the 1920's. At a time an area of land recently occupied by Romania after one of the several wars that had taken place in the region. Captain Dumitriu is posted there with his family in a very difficult assignment where he has to replace a fellow officer who was killed by "bandit" and had his lips "cut off" as General Ipsilanti grimly tells to a fellow officer over the phone after arranging for Dumitrius posting.
Plot: The movie then develops along a few paths always with the central one being the impact of the environment and their new reality on Marie-Thérèse and Petre.. At the beginning of their stay in the new post we see that even tough is a lonely place in a dusty part of the Balkans they seem to thrive as a family with their love and affection with each other, punctuated by their family dinners, the Mozart concerts in the lounge and them contemplating a non-descript hill in the back of the post wich Marie-Thérèse calls Mount Fuji... affectionately and as a show that they can make it in that god forsaken part of the world.
All this eventually turns into a situation of tension, pain and desperation as a bandit attack on one of the army outposts results in the death of eight soldiers, that required Captain Dumitriu to obey orders of "reprisals" among the local bulgarians.
The local bulgarians are then rounded up and taken to the post, where they are put to work in the garden that produces an excellent crop of lettuces that make the excellent salad that Marie-Thérèse makes and serves to Captain Dumitriu and his officer colleagues.
She befriends several of the gardeners and makes their presence on the camp more bearable by giving them food and paying them for their labor.
Finally, the high command on Bucharest decides that the Bulgarians are to be executed in reprisal for the Bandits (who are really Macedonias who speak Romanian) killing of the soldiers.
Captain Dumitriu refuses to carry over the order, and asks for writen notification, therefore putting his career in jeopardy.
The movie then evolves on the terrible toll that this order has on the Captain and his wife, showing how sometimes one is powerless to act in the progression of events to their dreadful end.