10:30 P.M. Summer

Film

Time Out says

Nobody had a good word to say for this adaptation of Marguerite Duras' novel which, though a potentially good script (by Duras and Dassin), is treated so heavily that it becomes risible. Finch and Schneider play a couple deciding whether to or not, while Finch's alcoholic wife (Mercouri) goes bananas to the point of being obsessed by a local crime passionel. Much of the blame can be attributed directly to Mercouri's barnstorming performance, though the inappropriately tarted-up Spanish postcard settings don't help either. Strange that a director like Dassin, who spearheaded the neo-realist movement in Hollywood after World War II, should look so completely out of touch with any level of reality in later years.

Details

Release details

Duration:
85 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jules Dassin
Screenwriter:
Jules Dassin, Marguerite Duras
Cast:
Melina Mercouri
Romy Schneider
Peter Finch
Julián Mateos
Beatríz Savón