Five Days One Summer

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A film which creates drama more out of gesture and nuance than dialogue, and employs a lush setting which overwhelms instead of pointing up the characters' emotions. Older, married doctor takes his young niece for a dirty week in the Swiss Alps in the 1930s. The mountain climbing footage is remarkable, but the plot gathers so little pace that when the girl runs to find out whether the doctor she loves or the handsome young guide she fancies has been killed in an avalanche, our interest in her dilemma is academic.

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Release details

Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Screenwriter: Michael Austin
Cast: Sean Connery
Betsy Brantley
Lambert Wilson
Jennifer Hilary
Isabel Dean
Gerard Buhr
Anna Massey
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