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It is high summer in the south of France and one family's peace is about to be disturbed by Elle (Isabelle Adjani), a young woman with revenge on her mind. Elle is a beautiful, moody and unsettlingly provocative 19-year-old, who returns to the quiet Provence village of her birth to look after her crippled father and German mother.
Initially, her arousing presence enlivens the usually staid village, captivating the young men, Pin Pon (Alain Souchon), in particular. But as Elle gradually becomes a part of village life, a more sinister motive for her homecoming begins to emerge...
Jean Becker's 'One Deadly Summer' is a gripping, psychological thriller, a story of sex and obsession