On a burning summer's night, a sports car crashes headlong into a tree. The previous year. Paul meets the painter Frederic through a mutual friend. Frederic lives in Italy with Angele, the actress with whom he is deeply in love. While working as an extra, Paul falls in love with Elisabeth, another extra. Frederic invites Paul and Elisabeth to stay in Rome. He shows Paul a photo of the grandfather who raised him and, during dinner, introduces Roland to Angele. Later, in a hotel, Angele sleeps with Roland. Time passes. Angele leaves Frederic. Elisabeth falls pregnant with Paul's child. Paul leaves, and Frederic dies. On a burning summer's day, in a small village churchyard, Paul watches as his friend's body is laid to rest.
Céline Sallette,Vincent Macaigne,Monica Bellucci,Jerome Robart,Vladislav Galard,Louis Garrel
A young French couple goes for a summer-long visit with another couple in Rome, only to witness their friends' marriage start to crumble in the poignant A BURNING HOT SUMMER.